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La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas-fils
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I can do no better than quote from the book, which made me cry--and which also compelled me to visit Bougival.
"Everything was believed except the truth."
"Why do we hold obstinately to the opinions of the world, which hardens itself in order that it might be thought strong."
"Sorrow sharpens the sensations."
"It is very fortunate that the imagination lends so much poetry to the senses, and that the desires of the body make so much concession to the dreams of the soul."
"To be really loved by a courtesan: that is a victory of infinitely great difficulty."
"One has always had a childhood, whatever one becomes."
"Women sometimes allow you to be unfaithful to their love; they never allow you to wound their self-esteem."
"We are not allowed to have hearts, under penalty of being hooted down."
"We must have done something very wicked before we were born, or else we must be going to be very happy indeed when we are dead for God to let this life have all the tortures of expiation and all the sorrows of an ordeal."
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Alexandre Dumas-fils
“Everything was believed except the truth.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias

Alexandre Dumas-fils
“One has always had a childhood, whatever one becomes.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias

Alexandre Dumas-fils
“Women sometimes allow you to be unfaithful to their love; they never allow you to wound their self-esteem.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias

Alexandre Dumas-fils
“We are not allowed to have hearts, under penalty of being hooted down.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias
tags: life

Alexandre Dumas-fils
“We must have done something very wicked before we were born, or else we must be going to be very happy indeed when we are dead, for God to let this life have all the tortures of expiation and all the sorrows of an ordeal.”
Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias
tags: life


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