1. 10

    Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny.

    21
  2. 9

    Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.

    31
  3. 8

    The words emerge from her body without her realizing it, as if she were being visited by the memory of a language long forsaken.

    35
  4. 7

    In love there are no vacations. No such thing. Love has to be lived fully with its boredom and all that.

    36
  5. 6

    You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they're simply unbearable.

    40
  6. 5

    I know it's not clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don't know where. I only know it isn't where women think.

    45
  7. 4

    A book consists of two layers: on top, the readable layer ... and underneath, a layer that was inaccessible. You only sense its existence in a moment of distraction from the literal reading, the way you see childhood through a child. It would take forever to tell what you see, and it would be pointless.

    48
  8. 3

    That she had so completely recovered her sanity was a source of sadness to her. One should never be cured of one's passion.

    50
  9. 2

    Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God.

    52
  10. 1

    The best way to fill time is to waste it.

    74
  11. Last Update: 16 January 2022

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