"Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible."
"Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and in this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman."
"That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second."