Stendhal

Stendhal

Biography

Author Profession: French writer
Born: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Stendhal quotes

If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.

The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.

God's only excuse is that he does not exist.

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

People happy in love have an air of intensity.

To be loved at first sight, a man should have at the same time something to respect and something to pity in his face.

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.

Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge.

People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story.

In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness, and how is any one to imitate a caprice?

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.

Our true passions are selfish.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

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