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Marcel Schwob
“May your course not run from one end to the other; for such a course does not exist; but may every step you take mark a redressed projection.
With your left foot you shall wipe out the footprint of your right foot.”
Marcel Schwob, El libro de Monelle

“Goodness preaches constantly, wants to change humanity, to work miracles from one day to the next, makes a show of its substance, wants to question essentials, but in fact is most often just hollow, lacking in substance, essence itself. A good word which has not yet been put into practice holds within itself every virgin possibility and is more than a good deed, the outcome of which is dubious, its effect arguable. In general words are always more than deeds.”
Deszo Koszstolanyi

Groucho Marx
“Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.”
Groucho Marx

“Perhaps the past doesn't always preserve the beautiful order that clocks give to the present, and perhaps the future is rushing up in disorder, each moment tripping over itself, to be the first to slice itself up.”
Raymond Quaneau

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
“Why frighten little children with the dark when one can quiet them with it and lead them into dreams?”
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Autobiography of a Corpse

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