Sunday, August 31, 2008


"I told myself then, and I still believe, that all the unhappiness of my situation came from living in a little town, relegated to the depths of a northern country. Only big cities are suited to exceptional people when they want to live in society. As life there is varied, people like novelty. But in places where people have assumed fairly pleasant monotonous habits, they do not like to enjoy themselves on one occasion, only to realize that they are bored every day."
-Madame de Staël, from Corrine, ou l'Italie.

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