Ultimately, nobody can get more out of things, including books, than he already knows.
The tremendous historical need of our unsatisfied modern culture, the assembling around one of countless other cultures, the consuming desire for knowledge--what does all this point to, if not to the loss of myth, the loss of the mythical home, the mythical maternal womb?
Loneliness is one thing, solitude is another.
There is more wisdom in your body than in your best wisdom. And who then knows why your body needs precisely your best wisdom?
I am alone again and I want to be so; alone with the pure sky and open sea.
A man far oftener appears to have a decided character from persistently following his temperament than from persistently following his principles.