"The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one."
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"A tragedy need not have blood and death: It's enough ... that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
"You who love wild passions, flee the holy austerity of my pleasures. All here breathes of God, peace and truth."
"What does it matter if, by chance, a little vile blood be spilled?"
"How these vain ornaments, how these veils oppress me!"
"The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love."
"Tired of being of loved, he wants to be feared."
"I would soon fear him, if he did not still fear me."
"If I hated her, I would not need to flee her."
"I fear God, dear Abner, and have no other fear."
"Small crimes always precedes great ones."
"A single word often betrays a great design."
"It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins: it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey."
"Now my innocence begins to weigh me down."
"My only hope lies in my despair."
"Without money honor is merely a disease."
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