Every age must look for its sanction to its poetry and philosophy, for in these the human mind, as it looks backward or forward, attains to an eternal state.
“Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.”
“Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.”
"Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why."