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Quotation by Colette
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette] (1873–1954), French author. repr. in Earthly Paradise, pt. 4, "The South of France," ed. Robert Phelps (1966). Break of Day (1961).
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