Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
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.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
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.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.