There will come a time when everybody will know why, for what purpose, there is all this suffering, and there will be no more mysteries. But now we must live ... we must work, just work!
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.
If you can't distinguish people from lap-dogs, you shouldn't undertake philanthropic work.
Isolation in creative work is an onerous thing. Better to have negative criticism than nothing at all.
You are right to demand that an artist engage his work consciously, but you confuse two different things: solving the problem and correctly posing the question.
One had better not rush, otherwise dung comes out rather than creative work.
I divide all literary works into two categories: Those I like and those I don't like. No other criterion exists for me.