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The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

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Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

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All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished.

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We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

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This diary is my kief, hashish and opium pipe. This is my drug and my vice.

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We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.

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The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.

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I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

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The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison, was the miracle.

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There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don't work.

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life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, & stumble from defeat to defeat.

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Do not seek the because - in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions.

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I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

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We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.

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He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.

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If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.

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I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.

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When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.

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Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

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I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing.

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She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.

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Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

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I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe.

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Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.

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Living never wore one so much as the effort not to live.

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Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

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There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.

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What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.

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I can elect something I love and absorb myself in it.

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I reserve the right to love many different people at once, and to change my prince often.

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