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Anaïs Nin

There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work. 24 more words

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Alexandre Dumas

Sighs united together are almost prayers; prayers coming from two hearts are almost acts of grace. – Alexandre Dumas,  The Count of Monte Cristo. (Penguin Classics; Reissue edition May 27, 2003) Originally published 1844.

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Georges Bataille

The power of death signifies that this real world can only have a neutral image of life, that life’s intimacy does not reveal it’s dazzling consumption until the moment it gives out. 10 more words

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Supposing I know of a flower that is absolutely unique, that is nowhere to be found except on my planet, and any minute that flower could accidentally be eaten up by a little lamb, isn’t that important? 78 more words

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Michel de Montaigne

IT is easier to write an indifferent poem than understand a good one. There is, indeed, a certain low and moderate sort of poetry that a man may well enough judge by certain rules of art; but the true, supreme, and divine Poetry is above all the rules of reason. 59 more words

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Secrets of France - Contribution

I was recently asked to contribute to the Secrets of France newsletter featuring French bloggers favorite French places. This edition was published on their site… 20 more words

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Victor Hugo

To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better. ― Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three [Quatrevingt-treize] (1874) as translated by the A. L. Burt Company (1900)

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