Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
Realism should only be the means of expression of religious genius... or, at the other extreme, the artistic expressions of monkeys which are quite satisfied with mere imitation. In fact, art is never realistic though sometimes it is tempted to be. To be really realistic a description would have to be endless.
Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.
It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.