All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists pricipally of dealing with men.
Do not talk to me of Archimedes' lever. He was an absent-minded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
Going home must be like going to render an account.
History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird.
How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?