Natalie Clifford Barney

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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

Natalie Clifford Barney (31 October 18762 February 1972) was an American poet, memoirist, and epigrammatist, most of whose life was spent in France. Almost all of her books were written in the language of her adopted country.

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  • If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
    • In Samples from Almost Illegible Notebooks, no. 299, Adam (1962)
  • Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
    • In Samples from Almost Illegible Notebooks, no. 299, Adam (1962)
  • Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
    • In My Country 'tis of Thee, no. 299, Adam (1962)
  • We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.
    • In Gods, no. 299, Adam (1962)
  • Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
    • In George Wickes, The Amazon of Letters, ch. 10 (1976)
  • The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
    • In Samples from Almost Illegible Notebooks, no. 299, Adam (1962)

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