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The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
All bad art is the result of good intentions.
Genius lasts longer than beauty
My dear fellow, the truth isn’t quite the sort of thing
With freedom, books, forever, and the moon who could not be happy?
To be popular one must be a mediocrity.
He wanted to be where no one would know who he was. He wanted to escape from himself.
However, it is always nice to be expected, and not to arrive.
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being
One should absorb the color of life.
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
At every single moment of one’s life one is what one is
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
Well, you know, I’m much older than I look.
A sooty chimney costs many a beef-steak.
Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach
Universities are of course hostile to geniuses.
Well, I think what’s most important is the idea of something.
Velvet Elvis never puts on weight.
Do not conceive that fine clothes make fine men any more than
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light