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The poet is like the prince of the clouds
Who haunts the tempest and laughs at the archer;
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Hypocrite reader--my fellow--my brother!
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
The only refuge left to us was the poet's ivory tower, which we climbed, ever higher, to isolate ourselves from the mob.
How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature r ...
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any co ...
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
'Tis the most commonplace thing in the world, to love one man to distraction and to fuck frenziedly with another; you don't give y ...
Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ... ambition, cr ...
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