I suppose that it is not so easy to go home and it takes a bit of time to make a son out of a stranger.
I have always loved everything about you. Even what I didn’t understand.
A pure love is a dead love.
The truth is I wasn't brought into the world to write newspaper articles. But it's quite likely I was brought into the world to live with a woman.
We need the sweet pain of anticipation to tell us we are really alive.
Old married people look so much alike that they have the same number of hairs in their ears.
Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love.
I would like to be able to breathe- to be able to love her by memory or fidelity. But my heart aches. I love you continuously, intensely.
My chief occupation, despite appearances, has always been love.
I conceived at least one great love in my life, of which I was always the object.
Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.
We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love- first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.
Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull.
It is necessary to fall in love... if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
Of course, true love is exceptional- two or three times a century, more or less. The rest of the time there is vanity or boredom.
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.
Always there comes an hour when one is weary of one's work and devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.
You can't create experience, you undergo it.
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions.
I like the night and the sky better than the gods of men.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Mistaken ideas always end in bloodshed, but in every case it is someone else's blood. This is why our thinkers feel free to say just about anything.
So I learned that after a single day's experience of the outside world a man could easily live a hundred years in prison.
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others remains in the world today.
Life is crammed with events that encourage us to want to get old.
I make myself strict rules in order to correct my nature. But it is my nature that i finally obey.
We are created to live side by side. However, we only die for ourselves.
Why I'm an artist, not a philosopher? Because I think in words rather than ideas.
Is one to die voluntarily or to hope in spite of everything?
People can think only in images. If you want to be a philosopher, write novels.
As in all religions, man is freed of the weight of his own life.
Politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness.
A life, whose purpose is money, is death.
There is only one class of men, the privileged class.
Having money is a way of being free of money.