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Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
 

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
 

Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
 

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
[Reading]
 

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
 

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
 

That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world.
 

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
 

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
 

To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with.
 

What a joy it is to dance and sing!
 

What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
 

Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
 

You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.
 


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