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It is scarcely exaggeration to say that if one is not a little mad about Balzac at twenty, one will never live; and if at forty on ...
The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Hom ...
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your appro ...
The prose method might be described as that where the writer provides a complete description of all those material factors in the ...
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose. The nineteenth century, as we know it, is l ...
They [twin beds] are the most stupid, the most perfidious, and the most dangerous invention in the world. Shame and a curse on who ...
To have one's mother-in-law in the country when one lives in Paris, and vice versa, is one of those strokes of luck that one encou ...
A wife is property that one acquires by contract, she is transferable, because possession of her requires title; in fact, woman is ...
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
It is beyond a doubt that during the sixteenth century, and the years immediately preceding and following it, poisoning had been b ...
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