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One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
Woman gives herself as a prize to the weak and as a prop to the strong and no man ever has what he should.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Certainly, to have a woman who waits at home for you, who will sleep with you, gives a warm feeling like having something you must say; it makes you glow, keeps you company, helps you to live.
When a woman marries she belongs to another man; and when she belongs to another man there is nothing more you can say to her.
Those philosophers who believe in the absolute logic of truth have never had to discuss it on close terms with a woman.
How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night?
What we desire is not to possess a woman, but to be the only one to possess her.
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