An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.
The mind is not a hermit's cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.