How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.
Man is what he reads.
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Snobbery? But it's only a form of despair.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
For boredom speaks the language of time, and it is to teach you the most valuable lesson of your life - the lesson of your utter insignificance.
Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
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