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The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
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Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
Marry me. Marry me, my wonderful, darling friend.
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel de Cervantes,