Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
Life itself is a quotation.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
Reality is not always probable, or likely.
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
Life and death have been lacking in my life.
Any life is made up of a single moment, the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.