Love and thoughts are not in space and time.

A new dynasty is never founded without a struggle. Blood makes good manure. It will be a good thing for the Rougon family to be founded on a massacre, like many illustrious families.

The solitude of the subject results from its relationship with the existing over which it is master. This mastery over existing is the power of beginning, of starting out from itself, starting out from itself neither to act nor to think, but to be.

A prison is a cross section of society in which every human strain is clearly revealed.

Ares (The God of War) hates those who hesitate.

American is a consumer culture, and when we change what we buy – how we buy it – we’ll change who we are.

No normal man ever fell in love after thirty when the kidneys begin to disintegrate.