When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
When the centre of gravity of life is placed, not in life itself, but in the beyond—in nothingness—then one has taken away its centre of gravity altogether.
When one does away with oneself one does the most estimable thing possible: one thereby almost deserves to live.
When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you.
When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
When I picture a perfect reader, I always picture a monster of courage and curiosity, also something supple, cunning, cautious, a born adventurer and discoverer.