Image of an image of an image... But to record all the dips and upswings, in a sense falsifies them, and I start deluding myself and thinking all this is, or might be, real. Enough to play the game, or try to play it. A mistake to tally up the score.
Marriage is a sort of tacit hunting in couples. The world all in couples, each couple in its own little house, watching its own little interests and stewing in its own little privacy - it's the most repulsive thing in the world. One's got to get rid of the exclusiveness of married love.
Strictly speaking, nothing that's said is true.
In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation.
Beware of anything that you hear yourself saying often.
Books are funny little portable pieces of thought.