Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.
Literature ... is the rediscovery of childhood.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.
I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.
The sovereign being is burdened with a servitude that crushes him, and the condition of free men is deliberate servility.
Life has always taken place in a tumult without apparent cohesion, but it only finds its grandeur and its reality in ecstasy and in ecstatic love.
Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else - an animal's incomplete compared to a person... and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.