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Marguerite Yourcenar Quotes

"Leaving behind books is even more beautiful - there are far too many children."

"A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."

"Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself."

"Every invalid is a prisoner."

"When two texts, or two assertions, perhaps two ideas, are in contradiction, be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets, or two successive stages, of the same reality, a reality convincingly human just because it is complex."

"I have never seasoned a truth with the sauce of a lie in order to digest it more easily."

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