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It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it better.
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defences. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
There is nothing fine about being a child: it is fine, when we are old, too look back to when we were children.
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