I will always know the glory of the beautiful and rare, as they will know security from labour and prayer. As they will hear the laughter of the children they gave life, I will know the torments of the song born under knife.
All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.
I regained my soul through literature after those times I'd lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets.
I'm not ashamed of heroic ambitions. If man and woman can only dance upon this earth for a few countable turns of the sun.. Let each of us be an Artemis, Odysseus, or Zeus.. Aphrodite to the extent of the will of each one.
It was a time I slept in many rooms, called myself by many names. I wandered through the quarters of the city like alluvium wanders the river banks. I knew every kind of joy, ascents of every hue. Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.