Was it not I who populated with them all these pages-just recently no more than white rectangular deserts? Without me, would they ever be seen by those whom I shall lead behind me along the narrow paths of lines?
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Everyone has to go mad, it's essential fir everyone to go mad - as soon as possible! It's essential - I know.
Now I no longer live in our clear, rational world; I live in the ancient nightmare world, the world of square roots of minus one.
And happiness...Well, after all, desires torment us, don't they? And, clearly, happiness is when there are no more desires, not one...What a mistake, what ridiculous prejudice it's been to have marked happiness always with a plus sign. Absolute happiness should, of course, carry a minus sign - the divine minus.
The only means of ridding man of crime is ridding him of freedom.
Her smile was a bite, and I was its target.
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