The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist.
The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.