People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
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- Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.
- Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love –to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
- Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
- I had learned to have a perfect nausea for the theatre: the continual repetition of the same words and the same gestures, night after night, and the caprices, the way of looking at life, and the entire rigmarole disgusted me.
- It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
- We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity.