A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man. Edmond de Goncourt in his journal "Journal des Goncourt"
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. G. I. Gurdjieff in "In Search of the Miraculous"
All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure. Jean-Paul Sartre in "Being and Nothingness"
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world. Helena Rubinstein
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Francies Herbert Bradley in "Aphorisms"
Tis the business of little minds to shrink. But he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine in "The American Crisis"
Love does not dominate, it cultivates. And that is more.