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Georges Bernanos
(1888-1948) born on
Feb 20
French novelist, polemical writer. His masterpiece, "The Diary of a Country Priest," established him as one of the most original and independent Roman Catholic writers of his time.
The world is eaten up by boredom. . . . It is like dust. You go about and never notice, you breathe it in . . . . It is sifted so fine, it doesn't even grit on your teeth. But stand still for an instant and there it is, coating your face and hands.

Faith is not a thing which one "loses," we merely cease to shape our lives by it.
A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air.
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 1, 1936.
R: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 4, 1936.
A: "The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos," "France Before the World of Tomorrow," 1955.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "The Diary of a Country Priest," ch. 4, 1936.

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