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The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.
 

The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.
 

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
 

There are no good or bad habits. All habits are, by definition, bad.
 

There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all.
 

To be ready to fail is to be prepared for success.
 

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
 

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom.
 

To sin offers repentance and forgiveness; not to sin offers only punishment.
 

True art tries not to attract attention in order to be noticed.
[Attention]
 

True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
 

Try not to turn your life into a race, least of all an obstacle race.
 

We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons.
 

When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything.
[Begin]
 

Who learns most from a good book is the author.
 

You can hesitate before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
 

You can say the opposite of something you've said but you can't do the opposite of something you've done.
 


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