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Young poets bewail the passing of love; old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables.
Writers mean more than they say and say more than they mean.
The only peace is being out of earshot.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
The beloved is the ultimate fetish.
The body has a mind of its own.
Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure.
Sloth, not ill-will, makes me unjust.
Self-reform is the only kind that works.
Reason enables us to get around in the world of ideas, but cannot prescribe our thoughts.
Old and young disbelieve one another’s truths.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
Many gloat over their own troubles.
Mind and body obstruct one another’s pleasures.
Listening to people keeps them entertained.
In the street, the gaze of desire is furtive or menacing.
In psychoanalysis, only the fee is exactly what it seems to be.
If success is a habit, it is a hard one to acquire.
Events are called inevitable only after they have occurred.
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