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Our real life is not the life we live, and we feel that our deepest, nay, our most intimate thoughts are quite apart from ourselves, for we are other than our thoughts and our dreams. And it is only at special moments – it may be by merest accident – that we live our own life. Will the day ever dawn when we shall be what we are? …

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Paris isn’t a city, it’s a world.King Francois I

Paris isn’t a city, it’s a world.King Francois I
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

And I wonder how Gage knew this is what my soul has craved. He turns me to

And I wonder how Gage knew this is what my soul has craved. He turns me to face him, his eyes searching. It occurs to me that no one in my life has ever concerned himself so thoroughly with my happiness.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing. Part of me is scared of l

I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing. Part of me is scared of leaving school. Part of me wants to go desperately. Tension of opposites.
Posted 4 months ago

Everything you see is filtered through your visual system (imperfect) and y

Everything you see is filtered through your visual system (imperfect) and your brain (also imperfect, despite what your mom told you). Witness testimony is the worst kind of evidence in science.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

In the late Middle Ages the stupefying simplicity of the heliocentric model

In the late Middle Ages the stupefying simplicity of the heliocentric model was used as an argument to discredit the new astronomy. Its elegance was interpreted as naivete...Just as the legendary inquisitor refused to look through Galileo's telescope, so
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To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from

To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman?
Posted 4 months ago

Beds ain't for sleeping, and clothes ain't for bed.

Beds ain't for sleeping, and clothes ain't for bed.
Posted 4 months ago

The sense of love should not like coffee, which only gives pleasure to the

The sense of love should not like coffee, which only gives pleasure to the enjoy. But it must be like oranges which not only give pleasure but also freshness.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

when fertility rates began collapsing in the late 1960s, another demographi

when fertility rates began collapsing in the late 1960s, another demographic transition was occurring, the result of a fundamental restructuring: People no longer put children at the center of their lives. Instead, they put themselves there.
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Public confidence in, and support for, the euro - and, indeed, the European

Public confidence in, and support for, the euro - and, indeed, the European Union - will ultimately be determined by how well we deliver on growth and jobs rather than on institutional wrangling and complex legal or technical negotiations.
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Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent t

Literature is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to people who have none
Posted 4 months ago

People first make unhappy, then say stay happy.

People first make unhappy, then say stay happy.
Posted 4 months ago