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A city becomes a world when one loves one of it's inhabitants.
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A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
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Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if he is any sort of artist.
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For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.
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Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
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History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
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I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
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I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
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I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
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It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
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It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel. If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
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It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
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It's unthinkable not to love - you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.
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Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
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Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
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Music is only love looking for words.
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Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
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No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
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Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.
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Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.
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Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
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Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the fictions we manufacture out of each other.
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The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.
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The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
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There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
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They flower spontaneously out of the demands of our natures - and the best of them lead us not only outward in space, but inward as well.
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Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
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Truth disappears with the telling of it.
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We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
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