The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.
The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.
Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.