Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-colored pearls in the mouths of the dead. A sea-monster had been enamoured of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over its loss.
("The Picture of Dorian Gray")
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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
The nineteenth century is a turning point in history, simply on account of the work of two men, Darwin and Renan, the one the critic of the Book of Nature, the other the critic of the books of God.
Caricature is the tribute that mediocrity pays to genius.
Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable
Eu adoro prazeres triviais. São o último refúgio do complexo.
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