If two things don’t fit, but you believe both of them, thinking that somewhere, hidden, there must be a third thing that connects them, that’s credulity.
What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.
Solitude is a kind of freedom.
Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.