Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.

A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.

Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.

My greatest fear: repetition.

There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul, and that's something no police in the world can spot.

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

I live, like every real man, in my work.

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.

It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.

When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh?

It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.

I have no words for my reality.

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.

There is no art without Eros.

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.

Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.

You can put anything into words, except your own life.