Quotes by Natalie Clifford Barney

Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Pinterest StumbleUpon Email

We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise. more...

Eternity - waste of time. more...

There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. more...

It's necessary to use suffering. Otherwise, one is used by it. more...

With renunciation life begins. more...

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.... more...

All expression, all art, is an indiscretion we commit against ourselves. This is not an 'impoverishment' but an increase in wealth, for it is in this way that we make the short hours of our lives live on beyond themselves. more...

If only art were as rare as good taste ... more...

A good book is never exhausted; we are never exhausted by a good book. more...

I judge people's charm by the ease with which I express myself in their presence. more...

The finest life is spent creating oneself, not procreating. more...

doubt seems the only purity for those who are too fervent to deny, and too lucid to affirm. more...

Eternity: what a waste of time. more...

Fashion: the search for a new absurdity. more...

We are nearly all composed of such a complex mixture of human qualities that in each one of us reside both masculine and feminine principles: what man is without any female attribute and what woman never demonstrates any masculine characteristics? more...

Hero worship has died with heroes, and if someone bows down today, it is to pick up something. more...

I'm fond of human beings, but only one at a time. more...

I am not a bibliophile but a humanophile: I look for rare human beings. more...

Being other than normal is a perilous advantage. more...

albinos aren't reproached for having pink eyes and whitish hair, why should they hold it again me for being a lesbian? It's a question of nature: my queerness isn't a vice, isn't 'deliberate,' and harms no one. more...

A thought falls like a ripe fruit from the tree of idleness. more...

Avoid that romantic trap: saying more than you feel, forcing yourself to feel more than you've said! more...

Being bilingual is like having a wife and a mistress. One can never be sure of either. more...

A scholar's heart is a dark well in which are buried many aborted feelings that rise to the surface as arguments. more...

if I had one ambition it was to make my life itself into a poem. more...

To be married is to be neither alone nor together. more...

Paris has always seemed to me to be the only city in which one can live as one sees fit. more...

That parasite: the past. more...

Some people make it hard for me to believe in universal evolution. more...

One is not oneself every day-fortunately. more...

Our prejudices, our antipathies, are our natural defenses against what we could not assimilate. more...

Might I be the one I am looking for? more...

Our shadows are taller than ourselves. more...

Silence too can be indiscreet. more...

Tea - that perfume that one drinks, that connecting hyphen ... more...

I do not understand those who spend hours at the theater watching scenes between people whom they would not listen to for five minutes in real life. more...

Perhaps a reign of powerful women is necessary to make, or unmake when need be, powerful men. Women would not waste so readily and uselessly the lives they had such care and pain in bearing. Why should they submit to the massacre of the innocent, one generation after another ... and allow them to be brought up as live-stock for the inevitable killing? more...

To those who ask if I have read their book, I reply: I have not yet read Homer. more...

What makes bad writers so annoying is their good passages. more...

Indiscretion has always seemed to me to be one of the privileges of tact. more...

... anything difficult to say must be shouted from the rooftops. more...

Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love. more...

To mis-quote is the very foundation of original style. The success of most writers is almost entirely due to continuous and courageous abuse of familiar misquotation. more...

My only books were women's looks. more...

Like all religions, love has more believers than practitioners. more...

In love there is no status quo. more...

Seeking revenge: what a lack of foresight. more...

I love the love of those who are far enough away, it becomes whatever I wish to believe it. more...

The past is such a subtle thing. [But] in the end, nothing else exists, everything is made of the past, even the future. more...

At first, when an idea, a poem, or the desire to write takes hold of you, work is a pleasure, a delight, and your enthusiasm knows no bounds. But later on you work with difficulty, doggedly, desperately. For once you have committed yourself to a particular work, inspiration changes its form and becomes an obsession, like a love-affair... which haunts you night and day! Once at grips with a work, we must master it completely before we can recover our idleness. more...

To think about and prepare for war is boring, boring for everyone. It's being locked in barracks. more...

My queerness is not a vice, is not deliberate, and harms no one. more...

When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. more...

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight. more...

Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. more...

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men? more...

Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction. more...

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. more...

How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue. more...

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity. more...

To be one's own master is to be the slave of self. more...

Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable. more...

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth. more...

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it. more...

There are intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters. more...

Lovers should also have their days off. more...

Novels are longer than life. more...

Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones. more...

It is time for dead languages to be quiet. more...


Inspirational Hawaiian Quotes Barney Stinson Quotes Quotes About Reflection Barney Stinson Motivational Quotes Barney Stinson When I Get Sad How I Met Your Mother Barney Stinson Meme Waste Land  Natalie Marshall's World Cultures Blog CHEATING - Picture Bmx Quote Picture by Barney Stinson - Inspiring Photo

Privacy, Terms & DMCA | Contact
Copyright © 2015, Like Success, All rights reserved.