Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.
Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
Most religions do not make men better, only warier
Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
Words are not too old, only people are too old if they use the same words too frequently.
People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.
His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.
Death is a scandal. The machine is functioning, we are all hostages
All things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
Das Nicht-Wissen darf am Wissen nicht verarmen.
It is always the enemy who started it, even if he was not the first to speak out, he was certainly planning it; and if he was not actually planning it, he was thinking of it; and, if he was not thinking of it, he would have thought of it.
A head full of stars, just not in constellation yet.
Travelling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travellers are heartless.
Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
People's fates are simplified by their names.
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.
There is no doubt: the study of man is just beginning, at the same time that his end is in sight.
A modern man has nothing to add to modernism, if only because he has nothing to oppose it with. The well-adapted drop off the dead limb of time like lice.
He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.