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The bed must be a beautiful place, not only because you make love there but because you dream there as well.
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Whenever you do something that is not aligned with the yearning or your soul-you create suffering.

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I want to love you wildly. I don't want words, but inarticulate cries, meaningless, from the bottom of my most primitive being, that flow from my belly like honey. A piercing joy, that leaves me empty, conquered, silenced.

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It was while helping others to be free that I gained my own freedom.

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I miss the animal buoyancy of New York, the animal vitality. I did not mind that it had no meaning and no depth.

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Nothing too long imagined can be perfect in a wordly way.

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The bed must be a beautiful place, not only because you make love there but because you dream there as well.

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I have so strong a sense of creation, of tomorrow, that I cannot get drunk, knowing I will be less alive, less well, less creative the next day.

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My trunk, valises and my mind are overpacked.

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Anxiety is love's greatest killer, because it is like the stranglehold of the drowning.

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Death from disillusion is not instantaneous, and there are no mercy killers for the disillusioned.

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It is difficult to live with the pure. They do not condemn you; they forgive you. This forgiveness is more terrible than a judgment.

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I find that life, day by day, is composed of at least one joy, one problem and one sorrow. Then there are the smaller ingredients: you always learn something, whether useful or harmful - that is difficult to analyze until later; you always give something; you alwayou always grow a little in one direction or another.

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The preoccupation of the novelist: how to capture the living moments, was answered by the diary. You write while you are alive. You do not preserve them in alcohol until the moment you are ready to write about them.

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Either one fails in one's art or in one's life.

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Poverty is the great reality. That is why the artist seeks it.

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Gold never comes to the dreamers - except in dreams.

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