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Natalie Clifford Barney
October 31, 1876 - February 2, 1972
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.


When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.


There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.


To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.


Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.


Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.


Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.


With renunciation life begins.


If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.


Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.


Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.


Lovers should also have their days off.


Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.


Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.


Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?


Novels are longer than life.


The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.

    Topics: Love

It is time for dead languages to be quiet.


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