What is a rebel? A man who says no, but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes, from the moment he makes his first gesture of rebellion.
If murder has rational foundations, then our period and we ourselves are rationally consequent. If it has no rational foundations, then we are insane and there is no alternative but to find some justification or to avert our faces.
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
To ensure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough; a police force is needed as well.
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
Those who weep for the happy periods they encounter in history acknowledge what they want: not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.