Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.