Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.
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No pain means the end of feeling; each of our joys is a bargain with the devil.
When the shrivelled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning it satisfies the senses amazingly.
True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.
On the Improvement of the Understanding
In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays
The Last Tycoon
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mysterious Stranger
The Mystery of Marie Roget