All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
That which costs little is less valued.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
The day of individual happiness has passed
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A lie never lives to be old.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.