There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
illiteracy reading Read
Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse
wisdom human Life
...in the business of writing what one accumulates is not expertise but uncertainties. Which is but another name for craft.
...and love, as an act, lacks a verb
The real history of consciousness starts with one's first lie.
Lie Real History
For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Form Toward Attitude
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.
Man is what he reads.
Bad literature is a form of treason.
How delightful to find a friend in everyone.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
Ancient Language Any
This is the generation whose first cry of life was the Hungarian uprising.
Whose Hungarian Cry