“Our interest’s on the dangerous edge of things.
The honest thief, the tender murderer,
The superstitious atheist.”
“Politics in a literary work are a pistol-shot in the middle of a concert, a crude affair though one impossible to ignore. We are about to speak of very ugly matters.”
“Well, then, estimate the people, curtail them, force them to be silent. Because the European enlightenment is more important than people.”
“The Westerner in me was discomposed.”