Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
Wise men, when in doubt as to whether to speak or remain silent, give themselves the benefit of the doubt by keeping quiet.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.[Quand une femme vous parle, regardez ce que disent ses yeux.]
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.[Il faut distinguer entre parler pour tromper, et se taire pour être impénétrable.]
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death-these are the things that unite us all.[Mais pour parler de tous et à tous, il faut parler de ce que tous connaissent et de la réalité qui nous est commune. La mer, les pluies, le besoin, le désir, la lutte contre la mort, voilà qui nous réunit tous.]
I have a horror of people who speak about the beautiful. What is the beautiful? One must speak of problems in painting!