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Natalie Clifford Barney quotes (18)

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.
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Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.
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How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.
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If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
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It is time for dead languages to be quiet.
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Lovers should also have their days off.
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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
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Novels are longer than life.
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Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
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The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
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There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
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To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.
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When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
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Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
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With renunciation life begins.
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Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
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Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
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