Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.

Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others.

It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.

So long as we have failed to eliminate any of the causes of human despair, we do not have the right to try to eliminate those means by which man tries to cleanse himself of despair.

No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.

We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.


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