"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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"An ignorance of Marx is as frequent among Marxists as an ignorance of Christ is among Catholics."
"The man who spends all his time looking up to heaven is not always the best; in fact, he is usually the worst."
"Theology is the logic of the Devil."
"Only one thing has to matter for everything to matter."
"The barometer that shows "variable" is an ironic indictment of God."
"Who learns most from a good book is the author."
"The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair."
"In French literature, you can choose "à la carte"; in Spanish literature, there is only the set meal."
"The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward. The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward."
"The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's."
"Perhaps it's more merciful to forget the dead instead of remembering them."
"To be young is to live in the hope of escaping youth; to be old, in the despair of having succeeded."
"Happiness is always a coincidence."
"Art is good but it isn't the best."
"Effort and result are never simultaneous. In art, only the result counts."
"True art tries not to attract attention--in order to be noticed."
"When there is nothing to fear is the time to begin fearing everything."
"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears."
"The first condition for making music is not to make a noise."
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