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Author QuotedHenri Montherlant
Title QuotedVa jouer avec cette poussière; carnets 1958-1964
Date (Year/Month/Day)1966/09/26
ImprintParis : Gallimard. 1966
QuotationIn [Henri de] Montherlant's Va jouer avec cette poussière; carnets 1958-1964 [Paris, 1966] - a note on a mistress called M. who lay with her fists over her eyes "et jouait des reins [and was playing games of the loins]" got me in a turmoil over M. And I was sad for a little, and randy in my sleep when I got home. But this does not much disturb me. The fact that I love her with my whole being is simply to be accepted and coped with: and she loves me as I love her. It is beautiful and difficult, full of pain and joy, and since it is real love it is rewarding and irreplaceable. And there is no human hope for natural fulfillment. Also in Montherlant - a procession (funeral?) for Briand. One man marches carrying a sign "Ligne des Braves gens [Line of the Good Old Guys]." He is all alone!
Quotation SourceLearning to love: exploring solitude and freedom. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 6, 1966-1967.; Edited by Christine M. Bochen. / [San Francisco] : HarperCollins. 1997, p. 143-44
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