Edmond de Goncourt — French Writer born on May 26, 1822, died on July 16, 1896

Edmond de Goncourt, born Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt, was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt... (wikipedia)

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.

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