L’amour Aphorisms #97

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“True love is like ghostly apparitions: everybody talks about  them but few have ever seen one.”

“There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand copies, all different.”

“We forgive so long as we love.”

“We never desire passionately what we desire through reason alone.”

LA ROCHEFOUCAULD

The masque of Italy Aphorisms #80

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“Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy.”

LORD BYRON

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liquors in one go.”

TRUMAN CAPOTE

“You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to posses it; and finally a soft sense of possession grows up and your visit becomes a perpetual love affair.”

HENRY JAMES