A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Never read a book through merely because you have begun it.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die.
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
I don't need to be validated by academia, because that presupposes that academia is a pure endeavor and not guided by market forces, which is not the case.
I'm very enthusiastic about the Academy Awards because if there were no Oscars, we wouldn't have as many good movies as we do have.
In 2009, I accepted the proposal of Real Madrid, but I was completely destroyed there because I could not give what I had given Milan. I was completely lost.
I am not made for politics because I am incapable of wanting or accepting the death of the adversary.
The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.
Children find themselves adrift not because the informational signposts are illegible, but because there is no one around to guide and accompany them.
Because of my language and the pantomime with which most Europeans accompany their speech, I was catalogued as a heavy.