Some people, and I am one of them, hate happy ends. We feel cheated. Harm is the norm.
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Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
Between the age limits of nine and fourteen there occur maidens who, to certain bewitched travelers, twice or many times older than they, reveal their true nature which is not human, but nymphic (that is, demoniac) and these chosen creatures I propose to designate as ''nymphets.''
No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has.
Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
To play safe, I prefer to accept only one type of power: the power of art over trash, the triumph of magic over the brute.
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