Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed at
Everything which one invents is true, be sure of it.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
What wretched poverty of language! To compare stars to diamonds!
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Come, let’s be calm: no one incapable of restraint was ever a writer.
By dint of railing at idiots you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself
The artist, to my way of thinking, is a monstrosity, something outside nature.