What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child?
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
I admired my father very much… at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, – but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations.
All literature is an effort at the formal character of the epigram.
Even paranoids have real enemies.
Sometimes even paranoids have enemies.
The Jew is at once alienated and indestructible; he is in exile from his own country and in exile even from himself, yet he survives the annihilating fury of history.