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There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.

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Reading is an activity subsequent to writing: more resigned, more civil, more intellectual.

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The fact is that all writers create their precursors. Their work modifies our conception of the past, just as it is bound to modify the future.

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Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.

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The central problem of novel-writing is causality.

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My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.

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To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.

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Democracy is an abuse of statistics.

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The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.

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Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.

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The original is unfaithful to the translation.

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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

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