I am not a political man and I have no political convictions. I am an individual and a believer in liberty. That is all the politics I have.
We might as well die as to go on living like this.
To me all palaces are preposterous, a tasteless, dreary expression of ostentation.
I have many problems in life. But my lips don't know that. They always smile.
When I realize how distorted even recent events have become, history as such only arouses my scepticism. Whereas a poetic interpretation achieves a general effect of the period. After all, there are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.
Imagination means nothing without doing.