Abel Bonnard quotes

  • In love one had need of being believed, in friendship of being understood.
    -- Abel Bonnard

    #Love #Needs #Understood

  • Friendship is the positive and unalterable choice of a person whom we have singled out for qualitites that we admire.
    -- Abel Bonnard

    #Friendship #Choices #Admire

  • Love It, is to increase by forgetting. It's escape through a single being to mediocrity of all other. It's one more for trying to be less. It's become like everyone else in the belief that we become as a person. It is giving appointment to happiness in the palace of chance.
    -- Abel Bonnard

    #Giving #Trying #Mediocrity

  • Some people care too much. I think it's called love.

  • Look not in my eyes, for fear They mirror true the sight I see, And there you find your face too clear And love it and be lost like me.

  • Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.

  • A diary need not be a dreary chronicle of one's movements; it should aim rather at giving salient account of some particular episode, a walk, a book, a conversation.

  • For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown

  • I cannot bear not to know the end of a tale. I will read the most trivial things – once commenced – only out of a feverish greed to be able to swallow the ending – sweet or sour – and to be done with what I need never have embarked on. Are you in my case? Or are you a more discriminating reader? Do you lay aside the unprofitable?

  • Well, as a kid I did not get Shakespeare. I just never understood it.

  • I've never understood what the upside of marriage would be for me personally.

  • I never understood that line. The point was to inhale. That was the point.

  • Life itself, when understood and utilized for what it is, is sweet.

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