all of them were good. The process was like a film camera which had taken a thousand frames a minute, but was now discarding most of them, selecting according to mysterious whims, landing on a certain frame because an emotional state had coalesced around. I liked the lines that de Botton"d from philosophers, writers and artists and I liked his own insights on this fascinating topic. Out of the books which I took out, the one which really grabbed my attention was. It began with language, with Chloe leaving me her way of saying not ever instead of never, and of stressing the be of before, or of saying take care before hanging up the telephone. I thought that maybe I will read a little bit of each of them and then read one or more of them fully.
With the verve of a novelist and the insight of a philosopher, Alain de Botton uncovers the mysteries of the human heart. When we look at someone (an angel) from a position of unrequited love and imagine the pleasures that being in heaven with them might bring us, we are prone to overlook a significant danger : how soon their attractions might pale if they began. Like its predecessor, it explores the myths and minutiae of courtship and relationships. She in turn acquired use of my perfect and if you really think.
Francine Prose in The New Republic 27 December 1993, in a smart and ironic first novel, Alain de Botton picks up the torch, so to speak, more or less where Stendhal left off. If s/he really is so wonderful, how could s/he love someone like me? I read the book slowly and finished reading it yesterday. Centuries later, Montaigne declared that, In love, there is nothing but a frantic desire for what flees from us an idea echoed by Anatole Frances maxim that, It is not customary to love what one has. Most of the time the original title is good and the new title is not. I had to live with my sofa for months before the image of her lying on it in her dressing-gown was replaced by another image, the image of a friend reading a book on it, or of my coat lying across.
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