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"Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists."

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"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."

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"She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years."

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"A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."

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"Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy."

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"All good fortune is a gift of the gods, and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good, but by being bold."

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"What is interesting about self-analysis is that it leads nowhere -- it is an art form in itself."

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"Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography."

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"A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification."

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"In real life, it is the hare who wins. Every time. Look around you. And in any case it is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. Hares have no time to read. They are too busy winning the game."

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"You can never betray the people who are dead, so you go on being a public Jew; the dead can't answer slurs, but I'm here. I would love to think that Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, but he doesn't."

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"The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule."

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"Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man."

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"It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to."

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"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."

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"A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in."

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"Life ... is not simply a series of exciting new ventures. The future is not always a whole new ball game. There tends to be unfinished busines..."

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