At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live.
When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.
I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
An orange on the table, your dress on the rug, and you in my bed, sweet present of the present, cool of night, warmth of my life.
He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
For poetry there exists neither large countries nor small. Its domain is in the heart of all men.
Nobody would have me in their laboratory for five minutes. I couldn’t cut up a frog, and I certainly couldn’t perform surgery. I’m better at making it possible for other people.
Don’t ask who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.