The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.
But perhaps the the great work of art has less importance in itself than in the ordeal it demands of a man and the opportunity it provides him of overcoming his phantoms and approaching a little closer to his naked reality.
Your success and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them. But to be happy it is essential not to be too concerned with others. Consequently, there is no escape. Happy and judged, or absolved and wretched.
In order to be created, a work of art must first of all make use of the dark forces of the soul. But not without channeling them, surrounding them with dikes, so that the water in them rises.
Our purpose is to find out whether innocence, the moment it becomes involved in an action, can avoid committing murder.
Words always take on the color of the deeds or sacrifices they evoke.
After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.
Life is the sum of all your choices.
I know that man is capable of great deeds. But if he isn't capable of great emotion, well, he leaves me cold.