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" Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists. "
" Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza. "
" A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood. "
" One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. "
" Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted. "
" I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. "
" The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings. "
" He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found. "
" In the fight between you and the world, back the world. "
" May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. "
" There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie. "
" Writers speak stench. "
" Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. "
" One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so. "
" Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins. "
" Dread of night. Dread of not-night. "
" It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet. "
" My 'fear' is my substance, and probably the best part of me. "
" In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing. "
" The Bible is a sanctum; the world, sputum. "
" Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places. "
" The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving. "
" Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. "
" The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite. "
" Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before. "
" Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms. "
" Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency. "
" God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. "
" One must not cheat anyone, not even the world of its victory. "
" I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. "
" You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. "