I find this a fascinating phenomenon: the ability we have to manipulate ourselves so that the foundation of our beliefs is never shaken.
("The Elegance of the Hedgehog")
More Quotes from Muriel Barbery:I know that they're all unhappy because nobody loves the right person the way they should and because they don't understand that it's really their own self that they're mad at.
And I wonder how well I myself can see.
The real ordeal is not leaving those you love but learning to live without those who don't love you.
A man who farts in bed . . . is a man who loves life.
Do you know that it is in your company that I have had my finest thoughts?
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