Natalie Clifford Barney

Natalie Clifford Barney

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: October 31, 1876
Died: February 02, 1972
Birth Sign: Scorpio

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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.

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.

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual.

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?

Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.

To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue.

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

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.

Lovers should also have their days off.

It is time for dead languages to be quiet.

Novels are longer than life.

Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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