International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.
God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide.
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
A copy of the universe is not what is required of art; one of the damned things is ample.
Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anybody who sits down and considers just how many people know the real truth about his or her love affairs.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.