In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
Everything popular is wrong.
If you want to be a grocer, or a general, or a politician, or a judge, you will invariably become it; that is your punishment. If you never know what you want to be, if you live what some might call the dynamic life but what I will call the artistic life, if each day you are unsure of who you are and what you know you will never become anything, and that is your reward.
There seemed to be something tragic in a friendship so coloured by romance.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love