There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics I refer to the infinite.
[I]t is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an expression or a series of expressions, but literally a volume, a prism with six rectangular sides made of thin sheets of pap
To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
A writer needs loneliness, and he gets his share of it. He needs love, and he gets shared and also unshared love. He needs friendship. In fact, he needs the universe. To be a writer is, in a sense, to be a daydreamer to be living a kind of double li
Nothing is built on stone all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
...the image of the Lord had been replaced by a mirror.
I am almost sure to be blotted out by death, but sometimes I think it is not impossible that I may continue to live in some other manner after my physical death.... Or, as Hamlet wonders, what dreams will come when we leave this body?
Death (or its allusion) makes men precious and pathetic. They are moving because of their phantom condition; every act they execute may be their last; there is not a face that is not on the verge of dissolving like a face in a dream.
Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
In general, every country has the language it deserves.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.