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'Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.'


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'I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.'


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'Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art it is the part the schools cannot recognize.'


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'The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.'


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'I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.'


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'Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.'


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'I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.'


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'Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.'


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'I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.'


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'Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.'


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'Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.'


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'Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.'


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'Men are governed by lines of intellect - women: by curves of emotion.'


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'Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.'

 

 

 

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