Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum.
As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.
A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Last Update: 14 May 2021
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