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  • #1
    Jean Anouilh
    “What is this mania to love someone all one's life ? Why should we?”
    Jean Anouilh

  • #2
    Edmund Gosse
    “The man who satisfies a ceaseless intellectual curiousity probably squeezes more out of life in the long run than anyone else.”
    Edmund Gosse

  • #3
    Hjalmar Söderberg
    “We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.”
    Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas

  • #4
    Carl Van Vechten
    “Is a little experience too much to pay for learning to know oneself?”
    Carl Van Vechten, Peter Whiffle: His Life and Works

  • #5
    Thomas Ligotti
    “To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person's humanity, no matter how black and bitter that humor may be.”
    Thomas Ligotti

  • #6
    Stendhal
    “All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.”
    Stendhal

  • #7
    J.B. Priestley
    “One of the delights beyond the grasp of youth is that of Not Going. Not to have an invitation for the dance, the party, the picnic, the excursion is to be diminished. To have an invitation and then not to be able to go -- oh cursed spite! Now I do not care the rottenest fig whether I receive an invitation or not. After years of illusion, I finally decided I was missing nothing by Not Going. I no longer care whether I am missing anything or not.”
    J.B. Priestley, Delight

  • #8
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to keep them?”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #9
    Jean Cocteau
    “A little too much is just enough for me.”
    Jean Cocteau

  • #10
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “My dear, I don't know that in life it matters so much what you do as what you are. No one can learn by the experience of another because no circumstances are quite the same. If we made rather a hash of things perhaps it was because we were rather trivial people. You can do anything in this world if you're prepared to take the consequences, and the consequences depends on character.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Circle - A Comedy in Three Acts

  • #11
    John Crosby
    “There's a great body of people who flower at night, who feel night is their time. Night is the time people truly become individuals, because all the familiar things are dark and done, all the restrictions on freedom are removed. Many artists work at night - it is particularly conducive to creative work. Many of us attuned to night are not artists but are embattled against the official, organized, righteous day people who are completely bound by their switchboards and their red tape.”
    John Crosby

  • #12
    P.G. Wodehouse
    “Jeeves," I said, when I had washed off the stains of travel, "tell me frankly all about it. Be as frank as Lady Bablockhythe.”
    P.G. Wodehouse



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