Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.

What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough.

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.

I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.

To be a poet at twenty is to be twenty: to be a poet at forty is to be a poet.

What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.

We work not only to produce but to give value to time.

If one considered life as a simple loan, one would perhaps be less exacting. We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.

Talent does whatever it wants to do.... Genius does only what it can.