Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people.
All societies are historical.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
All confessions are Odysseys.
History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.
One can easily classify all works of fiction either as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality.
The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
The will to set values and the power to make them law are jointly at the bottom of all operative norms. When linked to divine wisdom, this source of moral law is still in safe hands which man can trust.