Best Quotes by Djuna Barnes (Top 10)

  1. The unendurable is the beginning of the curve of joy.
  2. A man is whole only when he takes into account his shadow.
  3. I talk too much because I have been made so miserable by what you are keeping hushed.
  4. I have been loved,' she said, 'by something strange, and it has forgotten me.
  5. Our bones ache only while the flesh is on them.
  6. I like my human experience served up with a little silence and restraint. Silence makes experience go further and, when it does die, gives it that dignity common to a thing one had touched and not ravished
  7. She was nervous about the future; it made her indelicate. She was one of the most unimportantly wicked women of her time —because she could not let her time alone, and yet could never be a part of it. She wanted to be the reason for everything and so was the cause of nothing. She had the fluency of tongue and action meted out by divine providence to those who cannot think for themselves. She was the master of the over-sweet phrase, the over-tight embrace.
  8. The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
  9. Time is a great conference planning our end, and youth is only the past putting a leg forward.
  10. We are adhering to life now with our last muscle - the heart.

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