A novel is never anything but a philosophy expressed in images. And in a good novel the philosophy has disappeared into the images.
After awhile you could get used to anything.
What struck me most about their faces was that I couldn't see their eyes, just a faint, dull light in a nest of wrinkles.
The young don't know that experience is a defeat and that we must lose everything in order to win a little knowledge.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
Aren't you sentient human beings? Or are you living like animals for the moment only? In that case by all means indulge in charity and cure each petty suffering that meets your eye; but don't meddle with the revolution, for its task is to cure all sufferings present and to come.