Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity.
The man who really merits pity is the man who has been down from the start, and faces poverty with a blank, resourceless mind.
We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody is secure, in which it is almost impossible to be honest and to remain alive.
I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.
So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.