Cannibals prefer those who have no spines..
A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.
I hadn't known there were so many idiots in the world until I started using the Internet.
Science explains the world, but only Art can reconcile us to it.
The whole plan hinged upon the natural curiosity of potatoes.
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.
Art gives man a reminder that he is not just a consumer but a creator as well. It awakens in him the urge to struggle and perform great deeds; it fills him with the craving to pass on the Promethean fire to generations to come.
You believe by doubting and you doubt by believing; yet this state too is not the final one.
If man had more of a sense of humor, things might have turned out differently
How do you expect to communicate with the ocean, when you can’t even understand one another?
He who has had, has been, but he who hasn't been, has been had.
Good books tell the truth, even when they're about things that never have been and never will be. They're truthful in a different way
Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.
Have it compose a poem -- a poem about a haircut! But lofty, noble, tragic, timeless, full of love, treachery, retribution, quiet heroism in the face of certain doom! Six lines, cleverly rhymed, and every word beginning with the letter s!
For moral reasons ... the world appears to me to be put together in such a painful way that I prefer to believe that it was not created ... intentionally.
A man who for an entire week does nothing but hit himself over the head has little reason to be proud.
My pessimism (which, by the way, is far from absolute) originated with my despair in the lack of perfection to be found in human nature. I was attempting in my successive books to show the inevitable handicap of the human condition.
I don't resist progress, but I have a growing feeling that mankind uses it mostly for disgraceful purposes.
We are like snails, each stuck to his own leaf.
Man does not create gods, in spite of appearances. The times, the age, impose them on him.
Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness..
Behind every glorious facade there is always hidden something ugly.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife and fork?
What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?' 'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose--a god who simply is.
Seduced, shaggy Samson snored. She scissored short. Sorely shorn, Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed, Silently scheming, Sightlessly seeking Some savage, spectacular suicide.
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