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Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Model. Two mobile eyes in a mobile head, itself on a mobile body.

Robert Bresson (1901-1999) French film director.

Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.