The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.
Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty and dies with chaos.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
I think that American women are further along than any other women in the world. But you can’t have peace in a world in which some women or some men or some nations are at different stages of development. There is so much work to be done.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers.
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.