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Marcel Proust

Every kiss provokes another. Ah, in those earliest days of love how naturally the kisses spring into life. How closely, in their abundance, are they pressed one against another; until lovers would find it as hard to count the kisses exchanged in an hour, as to count the flowers in a meadow in May. —… Continue reading Marcel Proust

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James Joyce

And if he had judged her harshly? If her life were a simple rosary of hours, her life simple and strange as a bird’s life, gay in the morning, restless all day, tired at sundown? Her heart simple and willful as a bird’s heart? ― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young… Continue reading James Joyce

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Paulo Coelho

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him. ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra… Continue reading Paulo Coelho

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