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A great literature is chiefly the product of inquiring minds in revolt against the immovable certainties of the nation
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read
People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with bad
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."