Nobody understands the art of living nowadays,... Catching trains, making appointments, fixing times for everything—all nonsense. Get up with the sun I say, have your meals when you feel like it, and never tie yourself to a time or a date. I could teach people how to live if they would listen to me.
I had the firm conviction that, if I went about looking for adventure, adventure would meet me halfway. It is a theory of mine that one always gets what one wants.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
How fast you go. You arrive at a conclusion much sooner than I would permit myself to do.
Somehow, the more I get older, and the more I see of people and sadness and illness and everything, the sorrier I get for everyone.
Was there such a thing as a world of romance and adventure somewhere? Where there women whose beauty intoxicated? Was there such a thing as love that devoured one like a flame?