This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
There be those who say that things and places have souls, and there be those who say they have not; I dare not say, myself, but I have told you of The Street.
The Soul selects her own Society —
Then — shuts the Door —
To her divine Majority —
Present no more —
The soul expands with suffering, thus enormously increasing its capacity; what formerly filled it to the point of bursting now barely covers the bottom.[À force de s’élargir pour la souffrance, l’âme en arrive à des capacités prodigieuses; ce qui la comblait naguère à la faire crever en couvre à peine le fond maintenant.]
The principal thing in this world is to keep one’s soul aloft.[Le principal en ce monde est de tenir son âme dans une région haute.]
Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney and then go on their way.