If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm

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First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context

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Who is ever adequate? We all create situations each other can't live up to, then break our hearts at them because they don't.

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When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

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Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk without loss of esteem

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