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His head is made of stars, but not yet arranged into constellations.
Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food.
Success listens only to applause. To all else it is deaf.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.
Someone who always has to lie discovers that every one of his lies is true.
Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.
Most religions do not make men better, only warier.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn't know the bad he might do.
One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence.
Whenever you observe an animal closely, you feel as if a human being sitting inside were making fun of you.
There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
There is no such thing as an ugly language. Today I hear every language as if it were the only one, and when I hear of one that is dying, it overwhelms me as though it were the death of the earth.
The profoundest thoughts of the philosophers have something trickle about them. A lot disappears in order for something to suddenly appear in the palm of the hand.
Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.
The process of writing has something infinite about it. Even though it is interrupted each night, it is one single notation.
He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep silent about him who was there for so long.
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