Happiness needs one-upmanship.
Particular individuals who might never consider dropping out if they were in a different high school might decide to drop out if they attended a school where many boys and girls did so.
New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.
If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window.
Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life’s further development.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
If we divine a discrepancy between a man’s words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
Secrecy is thus, so to speak, a transition stadium between being and not-being.