The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.
A beautiful soul has no other merit than its own existence.
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
The formula for achieving a successful relationship: You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
Miracles are propitious accidents, the natural causes of which are too complicated to be readily understood.
Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Writers are vacuum cleaners who suck up other people's lives and weave them into stories like a sparrow builds a nest from scraps.
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.