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H. Rider Haggard

And now let us love and take that which is given us, and be happy; for in the grave there is no love and no warmth, nor any touching of the lips. Nothing perchance, or perchance but bitter memories of what might have been. ― H. Rider Haggard, She. (Oxford University Press October 22, 1998)… Continue reading H. Rider Haggard

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Jacques Lacan

What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?  — Jacques Lacan, The Seminar of Jacques Lacan: On Feminine Sexuality, the Limits of Love and Knowledge Vol. Book XX. (W. W. Norton & Company November 17, 1999) Originally published 1975.

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Catherine Breillat

I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain. — Catherine Breillat, Romance (‎ CAH CINEMA; 1st edition, April 8, 1999)

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Arthur Rimbaud

Evening prayer I spend my life sitting, like an angel in a barber’s chair,Holding a beer mug with deep-cut designs,My neck and gut both bent, while in the airA weightless veil of pipe smoke hangs. Like steaming dung within an old dovecoteA thousand Dreams within me softly burn:From time to time my heart is like… Continue reading Arthur Rimbaud

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