We all live in suspense from day to day In other words, you are the hero of your own story.
The immense popularity of American movies abroad demonstrates that Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism
People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children.
If someone tells you he is going to make a realistic decision, you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
Labor is work that leaves no trace behind it when it is finished, or if it does, as in the case of the tilled field, this product of human activity requires still more labor, incessant, tireless labor, to maintain its identity as a ''work'' of man.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality
I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me. They feel that you've given away trade secrets.
In violence, we forget who we are
I really tried, or so I thought, to avoid lying, but it seemed to me that they forced it on me by the difference in their vision of things, so that I was always transposing reality for them into something they could understand.
The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth; like canasta, it does away with the brother of talk after dinner.
When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.
A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
To be disesteemed by people you don't have much respect for is not the worst fate.
Life for the European is a career; for the American it is a hazard.