Talent consists not in inventing shapes but in causing those that were invisible to emerge.
More Quotes from Muriel Barbery:How can one betray oneself to such a degree? What corruption greater even than power can lead us to thus deny the proof of pleasure, to hold in contempt that which we have loved? ...I could have written about chouquettes my whole life long; and my whole life long, I wrote against them.
Most people, when they move, well they just move depending on whatever's around them. At this very moment, as I am writing, Constitution the cat is going by with her tummy dragging close to the floor. This cat has absolutely nothing constructive to do in life and still she is heading toward something, probably an armchair.
As far as I can see, only psychoanalysis can compete with Christians in their love of drawn-out suffering.
Wine is the refined jewel that only a grown woman will prefer to the sparkling trinkets adored by little girls.
I understood that I was suffering because I couldn't make anyone else around me feel better.
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