I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Give up trying to make me give up
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.