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Giovanni's Room (1956)
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My face is like a face you have seen many times.
People are too various to be treated so lightly. I am too various to be trusted.
Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?
For nothing is more unbearable, once one has it, than freedom.
If I could make you stay, I would,' he shouted. 'If I had to beat you, chain you, starve you—if I could make you stay, I would.' He turned back into the room; the wind blew his hair. He shook his finger at me, grotesquely playful. 'One day, perhaps, you will wish I had.
I stand at the window of this great house in the south of France as night falls, the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life.
Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.
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