As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
There are no friends; only moments of friendship.
The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself.
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.
I have a remarkable memory; I forget everything. It is wonderfully convenient. It is as though the world were constantly renewing itself for me.
It is not enough to be happy, it is also necessary that others not be.
There is nothing like literature: I lose a cow, I write about her death, and my writing pays me enough to buy another cow.
When I think of all the books still left for me to read, I am certain of further happiness.
We must be greater than God, for we have to undo His injustice.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Only in this world do we laugh: in hell, it won't be possible; and in heaven, it won't be proper.
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.
Art: to nudge truth along a little.
I am never bored; to be bored is an insult to one's self.
If I had my life to live over again, I would ask that not a thing be changed, but that my eyes be opened wider.
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
The bourgeois are other people.
To have a horror of the bourgeois is bourgeois.
To succeed you must add water to your wine, until there is no more wine.
We are in the world to laugh. In purgatory or in hell we shall no longer be able to do so. And in heaven it would not be proper.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
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