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The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil,…
Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life’s ledger there is no such thing…
I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it…
Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
It isn’t the oceans which cut us off from the world – it’s the American way of looking at things.
Plots and character don’t make life. Life is here and now, anytime you say the word, anytime you let her rip.
Actors die so loud.
The concert is a polite form of self induced torture.
What is not in the open street is false, derived, that is to say, literature.
The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.
To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the…
Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
In the beginning was the Word. Man acts it out. He is the act, not the actor.
Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
Life is 440 horsepower in a 2-cylinder engine.
We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
And what is the potential man, after all? Is he not the sum of all that is human? Divine, in other words?
Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for…
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