In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The future ain't what it used to be.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.