Exuberance is better than taste.
A superhuman will is needed in order to write, and I am only a man.
All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
I am a man-pen. I feel through the pen, because of the pen.
Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.
Success is a result, not a goal.
Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.
The author in his book must be like God in his universe, everywhere present and nowhere visible.
The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect.
Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the others.