All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable, which makes you see something you weren’t noticing, which makes you see something that isn’t even visible.
Of course, in the United States, which at the time was a very young country, there were also class distinctions. They weren’t as pronounced, but they quickly evolved as well.
To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman.
It seems, though, that historically we have now reached a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood always and only as presumptive victims.
Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
I was critical of the Israeli government, however, for not being prepared for the move. One does not uproot thousands of people without planning in advance what will be done with them. This was a political and human error in which the government functioned poorly.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.