When people criticise me, I know how to defend myself. But I’m powerless in the face of praise.
When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.
When it comes to the small matters in life one should think long and hard, but when it comes to the big ones -whether or not to marry, whether to have children- one should just go ahead and do it.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
When a man has once brought himself to accept uncritically all the absurdities that religious doctrines put before him and even to overlook the contradictions between them, we need not be greatly surprised at the weakness of his intellect.
When a love-relationship is at its height there is no room left for any interest in the environment; a pair of lovers are sufficient to themselves.