The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.
Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.
Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.