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Guy de Maupassant

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A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.

— Guy de Maupassant

#mental-illness #sickness #thoughts #insanity

Solitude is indeed dangerous for a working intelligence. We need to have around us people who think and speak. When we are alone for a long time we people the void with phantoms

— Guy de Maupassant

#loneliness #solitude #intelligence

Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.

— Guy de Maupassant


The kiss itself is immortal. It travels from lip to lip, century to century, from age to age. Men and women garner these kisses, offer them to others and then die in turn.

— Guy de Maupassant


...A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.

— Guy de Maupassant


breathing, sleeping, drinking, eating, working, dreaming, everything we do is dying. to live, in fact, is to die.

— Guy de Maupassant


The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death.

— Guy de Maupassant

#fear #future #past #present #death

One sometimes weeps over one's illusions with as much bitterness as over a death.

— Guy de Maupassant


It is the encounters with people that make life worth living.

— Guy de Maupassant

#life #communication

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery! It's the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.

— Guy de Maupassant

#conversation #art

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ˈsɑ̃] ; 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat" 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece. On January 2 1892 Maupassant tried to commit suicide by cutting his throat and was committed to the celebrated private asylum of Esprit Blanche at Passy in Paris where he died on July 6 1893.

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (French pronunciation: ​[gi d(ə) mo. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who caught in the conflict emerge changed. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat" 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece.

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