Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
There is in me an anarchy and frightful disorder. Creating makes me die a thousand deaths, because it means making order, and my entire being rebels against order. But without it I would die, scattered to the winds.
Charm is a way of getting the answer ‘Yes’ without asking a clear question.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Every man, and for stronger reasons, every artist, wants to be recognized. So do I.
The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.