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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 one assurance of existence

“The verb “to fuck” has become synonymous with the verb “to be”. It is as if this act were the one assurance of existence remaining to us still.”

— Lawrence Durrell, The Black Book

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clues and keys

“‘It is easy to write of kisses’ says Arnauti, ‘but where passion should have been full of clues and keys it served only to slake our thoughts. 19 more words

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open more widely

“Justine surrounded by her philosophers is like an invalid surrounded by medicines — empty capsules, bottles and syringes. ‘Kiss her’ says Arnauti ‘and you are aware that her eyes do not close but open more widely, with an increasing doubt and madness. 40 more words

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my domestic inadequacy

“Like all egoists I cannot bear to live alone; and truly the last year of bachelorhood had sickened me — my domestic inadequacy, my hopelessness over clothes and food and money, had all reduced me to despair.”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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clay and daimon

“‘Every man is made of clay and daimon, and no woman can nourish both.’”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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proliferated and ramified

“I know that for us love-making was only a small part of the total picture projected by a mental intimacy which proliferated and ramified daily around us.”

— Lawrence Durrell, Justine

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