Could we ever know each other in the slightest without the arts?
Ideas often last but a day; feelings, dreams almost forever.
it's a funny life. Either you don't make a red cent and you have all the time in the world, or else you get double the money and you don't have a moment to spend a penny of it.
Of all things that can happen to us, triumph is the most difficult to endure when we are alone. Deprived of witnesses, it shrinks at once.
One knows less about one's own destiny than about anything else on earth.
Peace has killed as many people as war.
Poverty is like a pain, dormant and unbearable as long as you don't move about too much. You grow used to it, you end up by paying no attention to it. But once you presume to bring it out in the daylight, it becomes terrifying, you see it at last in all its squalor and you shrink from exposing it to the sun.
The life of a writer is tragic: the more we advance, the farther there is to go and the more there is to say, the less time there is to say it.
The more the heart is sated with joy, the more it becomes insatiable.
To make war, you had to be filled with love, with a vehement passion, exalted, intoxicated, otherwise the whole thing was inhuman and absurd.
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