Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
We do not say: Being is, time is, but rather: there is Being and there is time.
Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
Being and time determine each other reciprocally, but in such a manner that neither can the former – Being – be addressed as something temporal nor can the latter – time – be addressed as a being.
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.