In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is very high; in reality, very low.
Quote by Aldous Huxley
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give...
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age...
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself,...
People intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are.
People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people...
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities
No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat...
Dream in a pragmatic way.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his...
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the...
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions, it is walled and roofed with them
How orderly philosophical is the landscape, are all the inhabitants of this World! It is...
Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy?...
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.