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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

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Marcel Proust

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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