A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
A single word often betrays a great design.
It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins: it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey.
Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.
The glory of my name increases my shame. Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
Without money honor is merely a disease.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.
My only hope lies in my despair.
Last Update: 18 September 2020
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