''A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.''
''No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.''
''The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.''
''People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.''
''A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.''
''Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.''
''Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of.''
''Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably.''
''Food first, then morality.''
''Science knows only one commandment—contribute to science.''
''You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.''
''Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.''
''What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?''
''What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.''
''Art and science coincide insofar as both aim to improve the lives of men and women. The latter normally concerns itself with profit, the former with pleasure. In the coming age, art will fashion our entertainment out of new means of productivity in ways that will simultaneously enhance our profit and maximize our pleasure.''
''To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.''
''Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.''
''War is like love, it always finds a way.''