"You have everything in the world you want; you've told me about your home, and your family, and your own little zoo. You have everything, and now you want this bench. Are these the things men fight for? This iron and this wood, is this your honor? Is this the thing in the world you'd fight for? Can you think of anything more absurd?"
"So long as we were in a room in a brothel, we belonged to our fantasies, but once having exposed them, we're now tied up with human beings, tied to you and forced to go on with this adventure according to the laws of visibility."
—"Do you believe in the life to come?"
—"Mine was always that."
—"Life is an abnormal business."
—"On the contrary. Nothing could be more natural, and the proof is that people go on living."
—"There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer."
"Whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be—like the reality of yesterday—an illusion tomorrow."
"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
"We're very quiet. We keep ourselves to ourselves. I never interfere. I mean, why should I? We've got our room. We don't bother anyone else. That's the way it should be."
"Take a perfect circle, caress it and you'll have a vicious circle."
"One always dies too soon—or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life."
"Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! . . . Let us do something while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us!"
Top 10 List Courtesy of Marty Murray