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Edmond Jabès

A great love carries within it a mourning for love. —  Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions: Volume II Wesleyan; Revised ed. edition (September 15, 1991) Originally published January 1st 1967. 9 more words


Marcel Proust

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. —  Marcel Proust


Charles Baudelaire

Swan-white of heart; I smile not ever neither do I weep.
I am as lovely as a dream in stone.”

—Charles Baudelaire, from “Beauty,” Complete Poems (Routledge, 2002)


French Tarts and Traditions

The other night over a dessert of the ever-present galette des Rois – a January staple in France – my dinner host Jean asked me if in the U.S. 1,020 more words


Gustave Flaubert

She was the amoureuse of all the novels, the heroine of all the plays, the vague “she” of all the poetry books. —  Gustave Flaubert, … 10 more words


André Breton

Is it true that the beyond, that everything beyond is here in this life? I can’t hear you. Who goes there? Is it only me? Is it myself? 8 more words


French Kids Say the Darnedest Things Round 4

You asked for it and here it is! Another edition of funny quotes from my students!!

I renewed my contract with TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) again for this year with the same district and same three schools as last year. 1,394 more words

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