A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Stupid — well, there are so many kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
For the myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless schema, the pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits out of the unconscious.
Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.
A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
Last Update: 1 March 2021
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