The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
Our first intuitions are the true ones.
I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual.
Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea.
No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.
Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
We would not be interested in human beings if we did not have the hope of someday meeting someone worse off than ourselves.
To Live signifies to believe and hope - to lie and to lie to oneself.
Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness.
Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.
The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.
Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown.
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.
Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?
Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.
To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible; to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future.