Those who live, live off the dead.
All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
We must wash literature off ourselves. We want to be men above all, to be human.
Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found 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.
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.
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.
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.