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One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love--any love--reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerabil ...
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man--the ...
Suffering is by no means a privilege, a sign of nobility, a reminder of God. Suffering is a fierce, bestial thing, commonplace, un ...
Love is the cheapest of religions.
Reality is a prison, where ... one vegetates and always will. All the rest--thought, action--is just a pastime, mental or physical ...
To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defence against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering.... Tho ...
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it; breached your o ...
Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right an ...
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
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