" So therefore I dedicate myself to myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my sufferances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger- because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being. "
" I laugh a great deal because I like to laugh, yet everything I say is deadly serious. "
" Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn’t become obvious yourself. "
" Do I look like someone who has something to do here on earth?’ —That’s what I’d like to answer the busybodies who inquire into my activities. "
" Why can’t I love myself? It’s because I can’t love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself. "
" I’m bleeding, I’m not just making conversation. "
" The mask does not hide the face, it is the face. "
" I owe to suffering the best parts of myself as well as all that I have lost in. "
" I’m sorry, I’m awful, I’ve just felt so terribly destructive all week. It’s awful. I’m horrible. "