Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.
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I think it is all a matter of love: the more you love a memory, the stronger and stranger it is.
There is nothing in the world that I loathe more than group activity, that communal bath where the hairy and slippery mix in a multiplication of mediocrity.
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
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