We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Thought is made in the mouth.
There is another world and it is in this one.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her.
Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living.
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.
Ilya G Ehrenburg
Many people do not reach their eighties because they try to stay in their forties too long.
A little while ago, not much more than a few days ago, I was a child who went about in a world of colors, of hard and tangible forms. Everything was mysterious and something was hidden, guessing what it was was a game for me. If you knew how terrible it is to know suddenly, as if a bolt of lightning elucidated the earth. Now I live in a painful planet, transparent as ice; but it is as if I had learned everything at once in seconds.