My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop thinking. I exist because I think I cannot keep from thinking.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives.
I do not believe in God; his existence has been disproved by Science. But in the concentration camp, I learned to believe in men.
Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.
One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life.
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.
I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people’s personalities and adding some of your own experience.
I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.