There is, as we know, a philosophy which denies the infinite. There is also a philosophy, pathologically classified, which denies the sun; this philosophy is called blindness.
My misfortune is that I still resemble a man too much. I should liked to be wholly a beast like that goat. - Quasimodo.
Hatred becomes, within a given time, the hatred of society, then the hatred of the human race, then the hatred of creation.
I tell you, monsieur, it's the end of the world. The students' behaviour has never been so outrageous. It's all these damnable modern inventions that are the ruin of everything.
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
Monastic communities are to the great social community what the mistletoe is to the oak, what the wart is to the human body.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Which of the two was the victim of the other?
There is suffering in the light; in excess it burns. Flame is hostile to the wing. To burn and yet to fly, that is the miracle of genius.