We see them when they come to New York. They stay at my wife’s apartment. We have quite a correspondence with them at all times. They play a very important role, the authors in the firm, because so much of the material we publish is suggested by them.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
It’s all well and good to say that Germans were all responsible for the concentration camps, but I don’t think they were. I think that was the work of a small group of fiends.
Genius… is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night; Lead me, O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be a pleasant road.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.