"Cats are smarter than dogs. You cannot get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
"A poem is never finished; it's always an accident that puts a stop to it - that is to say, gives it to the public."
Paul Valéry, Litterature
"God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly."
Paul Valéry, Tel Quel 1
"Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, drops him, promises and betrays, and - crowning injury - inflicts on him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself."
"God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shines through."
"The neurotic has overtly a disease from which everybody is suffering."
J.H. Van Den Burg
"Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem."