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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
[Religion]
 

If the world were clear, art would not exist.
 

If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
[Against]
 

If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.
[Self Reliance]
 

In order to cease being a doubtful case, one has to cease being, that's all.
 

In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
 

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
 

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
[Adversity]
 

In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.
 

Integrity has no need of rules.
 

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
 

It is natural to give a clear view of the world after accepting the idea that it must be clear.
 

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
 

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
 

It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.
 

It's a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
 

It's better to bet on this life than on the next.
 

Let's not beat around the bush; I love life - that's my real weakness. I love it so much that I am incapable of imagining what is not life.
 

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
 

Life is the sum of all your choices.
[Decisions]
 


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