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Henri Barbusse Quotes

It is a vice to spend years and centuries saying of progress, I should like it, but I do not want it.
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I keep remembering - I keep remembering. My heart has no pity on me.

— Henri Barbusse

The memory of you saddened my joys, but consoled my sorrows.

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There is an attraction for you which does not exist for me, since I do not feel any pleasure. You see, we are making a bargain. You give me a dream, I give you joy. But all this is not love.

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I watched her cry
drown herself in a flood of tears. It is a great thing to be in the presence of a rational being who cries. A weak, broken creature shedding tears makes the same impression as an all-powerful god to whom one prays. In her weakness and defeat Amy was above human power.

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I had no genius, no mission to fulfill, no great heart to bestow. I had nothing and I deserved nothing. But all the same I desired some sort of reward.

— Henri Barbusse

Love is only a kind of festival of solitude

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Her beauty saddened me.

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Let everything be remade on simple lines. There is only one people, there is only one people!

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Humanity is the desire for novelty founded upon the fear of death

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He fell back. He had cried out so loud that even if there had been no breach in the wall, I should have heard him in my room. He voiced his whole dream, he threw it out passionately. This sincerity, which was indifferent to everything, had a definite significance which bruised my heart.
"Forgive me. Forgive me. It is almost a blasphemy. I could not help it."
He stopped. You felt his will-power making his face calm, his soul compelling him to silence, but his eyes seem to mourn.

— Henri Barbusse

Due eserciti che si combattono, sono come un sol grande esercito che si suicida.

— Henri Barbusse

You can no more look destiny in the face than you can look at the sun, and yet destiny is grey

— Henri Barbusse

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