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A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.
– Gustave Flaubert
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
There is no truth. There is only perception.
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
Read in order to live.
The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
One mustn’t ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
One never tires of what is well written, style is life! It is the very blood of thought!
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
But the disparaging of those we love always alienates us from them to some extent. We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands.
Writing is a dog’s life, but the only life worth living.
I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.