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Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and you're not to blame.

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The author should die once he has finished writing. So as not to trouble the path of the text.

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The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

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The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

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The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

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When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.

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Learning does not consist only of knowing what we must or we can do, but also of knowing what we could do and perhaps should not do.

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Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.

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There is no great sport in having bullets flying about one in every direction, but I find they have less horror when among them than when in anticipation.

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I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.

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