Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
An art book is a museum without walls.
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.