- “To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.”
- Simple: Dying for a religion is easier than living it completely.
- “Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”
- Simple: Writing is only a guided dream.
- "Deutsches Requiem" as translated by Julian Palley (1958)
- Preface to Dr. Brodie's Report [El informe de Brodie] (1970)