Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
If literature isn’t everything, it’s not worth a single hour of someone’s trouble.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man’s resources?
If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat.
I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
All that I know about my life, it seems, I have learned in books.
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.
Acting is happy agony.
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
Fear? If I have gained anything by damning myself, it is that I no longer have anything to fear.
Words are loaded pistols.