A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.