Edmond About

Edmond About

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Author Profession: French Novelist
Born: February 14, 1828
Died: January 16, 1885
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Marriage, in life, is like a duel in the midst of a battle.

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot.

I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.

I fight fairly, and in good faith.

But as the Pope has a long arm, which might reach me in France, I have gone a little out of the way to tell him the plain truths contained in these pages.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

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