You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
There can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.
Love other human beings as you would love yourself.
I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
Authority doesn’t work without prestige, or prestige without distance.