Hearts are made to be broken.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.
I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?
To define is to limit.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
I can resist anything except temptation.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.