Quotation by Honoré De Balzac

To stroll is a science, it is the gastronomy of the eye. To walk is to vegetate, to stroll is to live.... To stroll is to enjoy, it is to assume a mind-set, it is to admire the sublime pictures of unhappiness, of love, of joy, of graceful or grotesque portraits; it is to plunge one's vision to the depths of a thousand existences: young, it is to desire everything; old, it is to live the life of the young, to marry their passions.
Honoré De Balzac (1799–1850), French novelist. The Physiology of Marriage, Meditation Number III, Canel (1829).

Balzac's generalizations about strolling.
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