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Natalie Clifford Barney
(1876-1972) born on
Oct 31
US author. She was hostess of a celebrated Parisian literary salon, 1920s-1930s; wrote risque memoirs.
         
   
F
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.

R
Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
A
There are. . . intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
N
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
K
Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Samples from Almost Illegible Notebooks."
R: in "Gods," in "Adam," no. 299 (London), 1962.
A: In "On Writing and Writers," in "Adam," no. 299 (London), 1962.
N: In "My Country 'tis of Thee," in "Adam," no. 299 (London), 1962.
K: Quoted in: George Wickes, The Amazon of Letters, ch. 10 (1976).
   


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