Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Among those who are satisfactory in this respect it is desirable to have represented as great a diversity of intellectual tradition, social milieu and personal character as possible.
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
It is true that when there’s a drone attack, those – that the – the terrorists are killed, it’s true. But 500 and 5,000 more people rises against it, and more terrorism occurs, and more – more bomb blasts occurs.
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts.
Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.