Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.
None of us know all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
Lying can never save us from another lie.
It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.
When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.