Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.
War vies with magic in its efforts to get something for nothing.
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
Today, the notion of progress in a single line without goal or limit seems perhaps the most parochial notion of a very parochial century.
The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live.
The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity.
A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
Don’t take the will for the deed; get the deed.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.