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Justine And Will

How we met: I met Will at a poetry reading that a mutual friend, Ricky, was doing at a local bar. When I got invited I told my friend I would go and joked that I should “dress up because I might meet someone!” 25 more words

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part-owners of each other

“I saw then what I should have seen long before: namely that our friendship had ripened to a point when we had already become in a way part-owners of each other.”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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the opening gambits of a flirtation

“Women must attack writers — and from the moment she learned I was a writer she felt disposed to make herself interesting by dissecting me. All this would have been most flattering to my amour-propre had some of her observations been further from the mark. 29 more words

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Does that mean that I am lying?

“You know I never tell a story the same way twice. Does that mean that I am lying?”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

Literature

no amount of rational argument

“There are some characters in this world who are marked down for self-destruction, and to these no amount of rational argument can appeal.”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

Literature

at the cost of soul

“‘It is hard to fight with one’s heart’s desire; whatever it wishes to get, it purchases at the cost of soul.’”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

Literature

a simultaneous firing of two spirits

‘Idle’ she writes ‘to imagine falling in love as a correspondence of minds, of thoughts; it is a simultaneous firing of two spirits engaged in the autonomous act of growing up. 16 more words

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