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Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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At first, when an idea, a poem, or the desire to write takes hold of you, work is a pleasure, a delight, and your enthusiasm knows no bounds. But later on you work with difficulty, doggedly, desperately. For once you have committed yourself to a particular work, inspiration changes its form and becomes an obsession, like a love-affair ... which haunts you night and day! Once at grips with a work, we must master it completely before we can recover our idleness. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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My queerness is not a vice, is not deliberate, and harms no one. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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One is not oneself every day-fortunately. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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A scholar's heart is a dark well in which are buried many aborted feelings that rise to the surface as arguments. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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

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To think about and prepare for war is boring, boring for everyone. It's being locked in barracks. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Tea - that perfume that one drinks, that connecting hyphen ... — Natalie Clifford Barney

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What makes bad writers so annoying is their good passages. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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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. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Fashion: the search for a new absurdity. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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I am not a bibliophile but a humanophile: I look for rare human beings. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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We are nearly all composed of such a complex mixture of human qualities that in each one of us reside both masculine and feminine principles: what man is without any female attribute and what woman never demonstrates any masculine characteristics? — Natalie Clifford Barney

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To mis-quote is the very foundation of original style. The success of most writers is almost entirely due to continuous and courageous abuse of familiar misquotation. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Paris has always seemed to me to be the only city in which one can live as one sees fit. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Hero worship has died with heroes, and if someone bows down today, it is to pick up something. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Being other than normal is a perilous advantage. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Some people make it hard for me to believe in universal evolution. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Our prejudices, our antipathies, are our natural defenses against what we could not assimilate. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Avoid that romantic trap: saying more than you feel, forcing yourself to feel more than you've said! — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Silence too can be indiscreet. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Paris has always seemed ... the only city where you can live and express yourself as you please. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Novels are longer than life. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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I love the love of those who are far enough away, it becomes whatever I wish to believe it. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Seeking revenge: what a lack of foresight. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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To be one's own master is to be the slave of self. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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It's necessary to use suffering. Otherwise, one is used by it. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Perhaps a reign of powerful women is necessary to make, or unmake when need be, powerful men. Women would not waste so readily and uselessly the lives they had such care and pain in bearing. Why should they submit to the massacre of the innocent, one generation after another ... and allow them to be brought up as live-stock for the inevitable killing? — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Lovers should also have their days off. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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I do not understand those who spend hours at the theater watching scenes between people whom they would not listen to for five minutes in real life. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Eternity: what a waste of time. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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I'm fond of human beings, but only one at a time. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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When she lowers her eyes she seems to hold all the beauty in the world between her eyelids; when she raises them I see only myself in her gaze. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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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. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Indiscretion has always seemed to me to be one of the privileges of tact. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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To those who ask if I have read their book, I reply: I have not yet read Homer. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Albinos aren't reproached for having pink eyes and whitish hair, why should they hold it again me for being a lesbian? It's a question of nature: my queerness isn't a vice, isn't 'deliberate,' and harms no one. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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

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Doubt seems the only purity for those who are too fervent to deny, and too lucid to affirm. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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My only books were women's looks. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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The past is such a subtle thing. [But] in the end, nothing else exists, everything is made of the past, even the future. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Anything difficult to say must be shouted from the rooftops. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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A thought falls like a ripe fruit from the tree of idleness. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Like all religions, love has more believers than practitioners. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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To be married is to be neither alone nor together. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Our shadows are taller than ourselves. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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The finest life is spent creating oneself, not procreating. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Might I be the one I am looking for? — Natalie Clifford Barney

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Being bilingual is like having a wife and a mistress. One can never be sure of either. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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If I had one ambition it was to make my life itself into a poem. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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That parasite: the past. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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It is time for dead languages to be quiet. — Natalie Clifford Barney

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In love there is no status quo. — Natalie Clifford Barney