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But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wave-length of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look ...
Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck.
The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that that love mus ...
Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing ...
I think being a woman is like being Irish.... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same.
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