Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Every man and woman is a star.
Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck.
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad. But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.