Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.
The detached observer’s view is one window on the world.
Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.
A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.
You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it.
Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library.
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interim period, appeasement of Fascism.
May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple, mixed, ambiguous at best – out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear, the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant; that is what matters.
With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.