Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
A lie never lives to be old.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.