The dreamer can have no desires, for he has everything ; he is above desire, he is surfeited, he is himself the artist creating his life at every hour, guided only by his own inspiration.
The law of self-destruction and the law of self-preservation are equally strong in mankind!
Yes, till the secret is revealed, there are two sorts of truth for me--one, their truth, yonder, which I know nothing about so far, and the other my own. And there's no knowing which will turn out the better...
Never before had she seen such writers. They were impossibly vain, but quite openly so, as if thereby fulfilling a duty. Some (though by no means all) even came drunk, but it was as if they perceived som special, just-yesterday-discovered beauty in it. They were all proud of something to the point of strangeness.
Love is higher than existence, love is the crown of existence; and how is it possible that existence should not be under its dominance?
Beauty is a riddle.