Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little often share.
What the worm was to the corpse, his sins would be to the painted image on the canvas. They would mar its beauty, and eat away its grace. they would defile it, and make it shameful. And yet the thing would still live on. It would be always alive.
As for marriage, of course that would be silly, but there are other and more interesting bonds between men and women.
Great passions are for the great of soul, and great events can be seen only by those who are on a level with them.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
The drawback of stealing a thing, is that one never knows how wonderful the thing that one steals is.