Advances in technology neither impede nor augment literature.
After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.
All pity is self-pity.
All politicians know that every 'temporary' political initiative promised as a short-term poultice stays on the books forever.
Death persecutes before it executes.
Everybody inherits a past. And it glimmers either happily or miserably.
In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better.
It is the function of a liberal university not to give right answers, but to ask right questions.
It is true that money attracts; but much money repels.
It is useless either to hate or to love truth- but it should be noticed.
Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words.
Literature is an instrument of a culture, not a summary of it.
Old saws have no teeth.
One reason writers write is out of revenge.
Paradise is only for those who have already been there.
Real apprenticeship is ultimately always to the self.
Reality is as thin as paper and betrays with all its cracks its imitative character.
Resentment is a communicable disease and should be quarantined.
The engineering is secondary to the vision.
The imagination has resources and intimations we don't even know about.
The trouble with happiness is that it never notices itself.
The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.
Time at length becomes justice.
Time heals all things but one: Time.
To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.
Two things remain irretrievable: time and a first impression.
We are so placid that the smallest tremor of objection is taken as a full-scale revolution.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
We were born to die; we were born to endure, on the way to death, sorrow- sorrow in manifold shapes.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever- permanent ghosts, stamped, inked, imprinted, eternally seen.
Whoever mourns the dead mourns himself.
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