Between the covers of the books that no one had ever read again, in the old parchments damaged by dampness, a livid flower had prospered, and in the air that had been the purest and brightest in the house an unbearable smell of rotten memories floated.
Always remember that the most important thing in a good marriage is not happiness, but stability.
Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale.
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
...human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but...life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
He who awaits much can expect little.
If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.