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Jean-Michel Maulpoix

Within us the sea tries out sentences.

From time immemorial, the same voice spells the same alphabet in the same child’s brain. It mutters words which quickly fly off, snagged on the sea grasses, on the bathers’ browned skin, on the bows of boats, on the masts. 92 more words

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Francois Sagon

I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love. ― Francois Sagon

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. 18 more words

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Jean-Michel Maulpoix

We know through hearsay that love exists.

Seated on a rock or under a red parasol, lying in the field buzzing with insects, our hands clasped behind our necks, kneeling in the cool darkness of a church, or settled on a straw chair within the four walls of the bedroom, head lowered, eyes fixed on a rectangle of white paper, we dream of estuaries, tumultuous surf, clearing weather and tides. 66 more words

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Book review: Villa Triste - I love France 190

Villa Triste

Author: Patrick Modiano
Translator: John Cullen
Publisher: Other Press
US Release date: May 31, 2016
Villa Triste
was first released in French in 1975! 1,074 more words

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André Breton

All I know is that this substitution of persons stops with
you, because nothing
can be substituted for you, and because for me it was for all… 44 more words

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Pierre-Albert Jourdan

You cannot become attached to human beings, things, or landscapes without suffering immediately taking up a position at your side. This is probably a trite remark. 42 more words

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