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  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Family... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    I dream, therefore I exist.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The other are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.

    Source: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) CH. 13

  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life - to learn something is a joy to me.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real ''horror vacuum.''
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