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.
Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.
My grand affair appears settled, for America is certain of her independence, humanity has gained her cause, and liberty will never be without a place of refuge.
I am a pure-blooded Polish nobleman without a single drop of bad blood – certainly not German blood.
We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.
There’s never been a culture without poetry in the history of the world.
I maintain also that substances, whether material or immaterial, cannot be conceived in their bare essence without any activity, activity being of the essence of substance in general.
A race cannot be purified from without.
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
A work survives its readers; after a hundred or two hundred years, it is read by new readers who impose on it new modes of reading and interpretation. The work survives because of these interpretations, which are, in fact, resurrections: without them, there would be no work.