Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.

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Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It's when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life's not worth having.

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a g

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.

The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.

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    The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand, nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

    To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.

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    Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.

    Don’t trust people whose feelings change with time. Trust people whose feelings remain the same, even when the time changes.

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