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Is it not clear, however, that...

Is it not clear, however, that bliss and envy are the numerator and denominator of the fraction called happiness?

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You are afraid of it because i...

You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you; you hate it because you are afraid of it; you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved.

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A man is like a novel: until t...

A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn't be worth reading.

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It is said there are flowers t...

It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this "once in a thousand years" has come today.

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what primitive tastes the anci...

what primitive tastes the ancients must have had if their poets were inspired by those absurd, untidy clumps of mist, idiotically jostling one another about

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The old, slow, creaking descri...

The old, slow, creaking descriptions are a thing of the past; today the rule is brevity - but every word must be supercharged, high-voltage.

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There are books of the same ch...

There are books of the same chemical composition as dynamite. The only difference is that a piece of dynamite explodes once, whereas a book explodes a thousand times.

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The speed of her tongue is not...

The speed of her tongue is not correctly calculated; the speed per second of her toungue should be slightly less than the speed per second of her thoughts -at any rate not the reverse.

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Along the blade of a knife lie...

Along the blade of a knife lies the path of paradox—the single most worthy path of the fearless mind . . . .

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It is an error to divide peopl...

It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write, walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes, and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in search, in questions, in torment.

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The whole world is one immense...

The whole world is one immense woman, and we are in her very womb, we are not yet born, we are joyfully ripening.

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True literature can exist only...

True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics.

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Большая любовь Алексея Смирнова. Почему актер отказался от любви всей своей жизни

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Он влюбился еще до войны, когда закончил театральную студию. Объектом его воздыханий оказалась девушка по имени Лида Маслова, которая жила в том же дворе, что и Алексей. Он очень красиво ухаживал, нос...

«Непутевые» дети звезд: трагедии и хеппи-энд

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Дети звезд российского шоу-бизнеса и Голливуда не ограждены от житейских проблем. Их всегда сравнивают с родителями, а до профессионального уровня знаменитостей бывает крайне сложно дотянуться. Кто из...