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Marguerite Yourcenar


Born
in Brussels, Belgium
June 08, 1903

Died
December 17, 1987

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Marguerite Yourcenar was a French novelist and essayist born in Brussels, Belgium, who became a US citizen in 1947.
Winner of the Prix Femina and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie française, in 1980, and the seventeenth person to occupy seat 3.

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“Of all our games, love's play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul...”
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“Our great mistake is to try to exact from each person virtues which he does not possess, and to neglect the cultivation of those which he has.”
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“The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.”
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