Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.
There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter.
Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?
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