If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.
In order to obtain and hold power, a man must love it.
Art is a microscope which the artist fixes on the secrets of his soul, and shows to people these secrets which are common to all.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
"All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." – Leo Tolstoy