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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

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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

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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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he lacked the resolution to dare

“People were inclined to attribute his manners to a foreign education, but in fact Germany and England had done little but confuse him and unfit him for the life of the city. 71 more words

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