Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.
Tact is knowing how far to go too far.
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
We must believe in luck for how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.
The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no longer any orders.
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the word. It lays bare, under a light which shakes off torpor, the surprising things which surround us and which our senses record mechanically.
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save Barabbas.
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.