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Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)

(1783 – 1842) Better known by his pen name Stendhal. A 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism. Also he is famous of his many pen-names (over 100).

A novel is a mirror carried along a main road.
If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.
Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story.
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears.
The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
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