Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become.
Once you hear the details of victory, it is hard to distinguish it from a defeat.
The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
We do not judge the people we love.
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life.
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.