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Louis de Bernieres

Louis de Bernieres

British novelist

Alive from: 1954-

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    Beauty is precious, you see, and the more beautiful something is, the more precious it is; and the more precious it is the more it hurts us that it will fade away; and the more we are hurt by beauty, the more we love the world.
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    Did you know that childhood is the only time in our lives when insanity is not only permitted to us, but expected?
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 74
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    God is an oppressor, He is incapable of human sympathy; behind a smiling face He hides an evil heart.
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    History is the propaganda of the victors.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 57
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    In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.
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    It seems that everyone has their own inexplicable fear to have nightmares about. We need nightmares to keep ourselves entertained, and fend off the contentment that we all fear and abhor so much.
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    Love delayed is lust augmented.
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    Love is a kind of dementia with very precise and oft-repeated clinical symptoms.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 399
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    Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides.
    Source: Faceboek (2011)
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    Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994)
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    Money has no religion except itself.
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    No man is a man until he has been a soldier.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 104
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    People taking photographs of their meals are not critics; they are from the United States.
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    Remember that fear causes to happen the very things it fears. That's why fear should be unknown to us.
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    Symmetry is for God, not for us.
    Source: Kapitein Corelli's mandoline (1994) 257
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