Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Admirateurs

“She is admired from afar. These admirers court her in secret, in the safety of their dreams.”
― Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

“He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I have a secret secret admirer. Not only is her identity a secret—but so is the fact that she admires me.
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― Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

“He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

“Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.”
― Edmund Burke

“I think that a young state, like a young virgin, should modestly stay at home, and wait the application of suitors for an alliance with her; and not run about offering her amity to all the world; and hazarding their refusal. Our virgin is a jolly one; and tho at present not very rich, will in time be a great fortune, and where she has a favorable predisposition, it seems to me well worth cultivating.”
-Benjamin Franklin

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