Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Some Mixed Wisdom from "Le Comedie Humaine"

"The duration of a passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman."

"First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time."

"Behind every fortune there is a crime."

"No man should marry before he has studied anatomy and dissected the body of a woman."

"Everything is bilateral in the domain of thought. Ideas are binary. Janus is the myth of criticism as well as genius. Only God is triangular."

-Honore de Balzac-


piers said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog because it has the same name as mine: "Alms For Oblivion." You can find mine at Some of our interests may overlap.

Piers Lewis

The wanderer A said...

Bom I have to say that your last two posts are a bit cynical. Can't say I don't like them though.

Ibid said...

Balzac doesn't get enough credit.

Granted, his characters are sometimes a little tedious.