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Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.
— Natalie Clifford Barney Adam


Tea—that perfume that one drinks, that connecting hyphen.


Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

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Indiscretion has always seemed to me to be one of the privileges of tact.


Hero worship has died with horses, and if someone bows down today, it is to pick up something.

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Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
— Natalie Clifford Barney Adam


A scholar's heart is a dark well in which are buried many aborted feelings that rise to the surface as arguments.