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Quotation by Gérard De Nerval
The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the "I," under another form, continues the task of existence.
Gérard De Nerval (1808–1855), French novelist, poet. Aurélia, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1855).
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