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One can smell it turning to gas; if one were Baudelaire
one could probably hear it turning to marimba music.
Baudelaire compared the great names in art to lighthouses posted along the track of historic time. The simile, as he used it, seiz ...
I know that I will always be expected to have extra insight into black texts--especially texts by black women. A working-class Jew ...
Alcoholism is a search for a common language, or at least, it is a compensation for a language that has been lost. The use of drug ...
Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
However incoherent a human existence may be, human unity is not bothered by it.
The vices of man, as full of horror as one might suppose them to be, contain the proof (if in nothing else but their infinitely ex ...
To dream magnificently is not a gift given to all men, and even for those who possess it, it runs a strong risk of being progressi ...
In philosophical inquiry, the human spirit, imitating the movement of the stars, must follow a curve which brings it back to its p ...
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