Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.