One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
Love is the cheapest of religions.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
The only joy in the world is to begin.