One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
The idea which tyrants find most useful is the idea of God.
A novel is like a bow, and the violin that produces the sound is the reader's soul.
Love is like a fever which comes and goes quite independently of the will. ... there are no age limits for love.
A good book is an event in my life.
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
Our true passions are selfish.
A novel is a mirror which passes over a highway. Sometimes it reflects to your eyes the blue of the skies, at others the churned-up mud of the road.
Love has always been the most important business in my life, I should say the only one.
People happy in love have an air of intensity.
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
God's only excuse is that he does not exist.
Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
To describe happiness is to diminish it.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
Faith, I am no such fool; everyone for himself in this desert of selfishness which is called life.
Love is a well from which we can drink only as much as we have put in, and the stars that shine from it are only our eyes looking in.
Sometimes the impact of Mozart's music is so immediate that the vision in the mind remains blurred and incomplete, while the soul seems to be directly invaded, drenched in wave upon wave of melancholy.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.
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