A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.
Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and then die in turn.