For none of us can ever express the exact measure of his needs or his thoughts or his sorrows; and human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Human speech is a cracked cauldron on which we knock out tunes for dancing bears, when we wish to conjure pity from the stars.
A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Perfection is the enemy of the good.
The human language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out a tune for a dancing bear, when we hope with our music to move the stars.
Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work.
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust.
Language is like a crack'd kettle on which we beat out tunes to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
Language is like a crack'd kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.