Marguerite Yourcenar Quotes

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Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself. -Marguerite Yourcenar
The world is big ... May it please the One who perchance is to expand the human heart to life's full measure. -Marguerite Yourcenar
Of all our games, love's play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul... -Marguerite Yourcenar
This city belongs to ghosts, to murderers, to sleepwalkers. Where are you, in what bed, in what dream? -Marguerite Yourcenar
Leaving behind books is even more beautiful - there are far too many children. -Marguerite Yourcenar
On n'est bien que libre, et cacher ses opinions est encore plus geªnant que de couvrir sa peau. (La conversation e  Innsbruck) -Marguerite Yourcenar
Any happiness is a masterpiece. -Marguerite Yourcenar
I have never seasoned a truth with the sauce of a lie in order to digest it more easily -Marguerite Yourcenar
age means nothing. If anything I feel that I'm still a child: eternity and childhood are my ages. -Marguerite Yourcenar
No one understands eternity. One simply recognizes its existence. -Marguerite Yourcenar
I think still that someone wiser than I might well have remained happy till his death. -Marguerite Yourcenar
We say: mad with joy. We should say: wise with grief. -Marguerite Yourcenar
There are books which one should not attempt before having passed the age of forty. -Marguerite Yourcenar
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