Man is like a novel: up to the last page one does not know what the end will be. It would not be worth reading otherwise...
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The speed of her tongue is not correctly calculated; the speed per second of her toungue should be slightly less than the speed per second of her thoughts -at any rate not the reverse.
And everyone must lose his mind, everyone must! The sooner the better! It is essential - I know it.
Here I saw, with my own eyes, that laughter was the most terrible weapon: you can kill anything with laughter - even murder itself.
I looked silently at her lips. All women are lips, all lips. Some are pink and firmly round: a ring, a tender guardrail from the whole world. And then there are these ones: a second ago they weren't here, and just now - like a knife-slit - they are here, still dripping sweet blood.
Her smile was a bite, and I was its target.
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Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell.
We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits - and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.