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Octave Mirbeau Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Aug 2021
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When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.
The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.
Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.
Desire can attain the darkest human terror and give an actual ideal of hell and its horror.
You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you find absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder
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