A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.