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Books and harlots have their quarrels in public.
Debate
Walter Benjamin

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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Advice
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Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
Things and Little Things
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Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Literary Criticism
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Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
Giving
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Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.
Procreation
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Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments.
Public Opinion
Walter Benjamin

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Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance.
Absence
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The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.
Story and Story-Telling
Walter Benjamin

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The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
Photography
Walter Benjamin

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The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.
Facts
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The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
Beauty
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The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Relationships
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To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Awareness
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun