The secret of living is to find a pivot, the pivot of a concept on which you can make your stand.
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants, lives so as to give a meaning and a value to his own life.
The secret of living is to find ... the pivot of a concept on which you can make your stand.
None of us can estimate what we do when we do it from instinct.
I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
Each of us, face to face with other men, is clothed with some sort of dignity, but we know only too well all the unspeakable things that go on in the heart.
Drama is action, sir, action and not confounded philosophy.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.
In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
A fact is like a sack - it won't stand up if it's empty. To make it stand up, first you have to put in it all the reasons and feelings that caused it in the first place.
It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!
Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.