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Honoré de Balzac

The Magic Skin

    Votha Vannhas quoted7 years ago
    Towards the end of the month of October 1829 a young man entered the Palais-Royal just as the gaming-houses opened, agreeably to the law which protects a passion by its very nature easily excisable.
    b5615531229has quoted3 years ago
    The Project Gutenberg EB
    Дашаhas quoted5 years ago
    There is something great and terrible about suicide. Most people's downfalls are not dangerous; they are like children who have not far to fall, and cannot injure themselves; but when a great nature is dashed down, he is bound to fall from a height
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    Everything is movement, thought itself is a movement, upon movement nature is based. Death is a movement whose limitations
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    Everything is movement, thought itself is a movement, upon movement nature is based. Death is a movement whose limitations are little known. If God is eternal, be sure that He moves perpetually; perhaps God is movement. That is why movement, like God is inexplicable, unfathomable, unlimited, incomprehensible, intangible
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    He had given up all the rights of life in order to live; he had despoiled his soul of all the romance that lies in a wish; and almost rejoiced at thus becoming a sort of automaton. The better to struggle with the cruel power that he had challenged, he had followed Origen's example, and had maimed and chastened his imagination.
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    It would be a blundering kind of hatred that would murder you! You need not fear violence of any kind; I have spent a whole night at the foot of your bed without
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    'A fellow as clever as that will keep all his enthusiasms in his brain
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    'I cannot choose but do it.
    Nona Gevorgyanhas quoted9 years ago
    Some are born blind, and nature may easily have formed women who in like manner are blind, deaf, and dumb to lov
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