Stendhal …

Posted on February 5, 2008. Filed under: Guide Posts, Light plus Weighty, The French Contribution |

Stendhal was a writer famed for his acute analysis of his characters’ psychology. Considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism.

Love has always been the most important business in my life; I should say the only one. People happy in love have an air of intensity. If you don’t love me, it does not matter; I can love for both of us.

A wise woman never yields by appointment. Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.

What is really beautiful must always be true. Only great minds can afford a simple style.   

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness. Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.

The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.

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