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DE STENDHAL
(PSEUDONYM OF MARIE HENRI BEYLE)
French novelist and critic
(1783 - 1842)
  CHECK READING LIST (4)  

Man in not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable actions.
      - [Freedom]

The nervous fluid in man is consumed by the brain; in women, by the heart.
      - [Heart]

Who knows whether it is not true that phosphorus and mind are not the same thing?
  [Fr., Qui sait si l'on ne verra pas que le phosphore et l'esprit vont ensemble?]
      - Histoire de la Peinture en Italie
         (ch. XCI, p. 209 (ed. 1854)) [Thought]

"I don't mean to take advantage of my title of father to interfere with you, my son. You are free."
      - Lucien Leuwen (ch. 1),
        The Telegraph, the second of two parts (Louise Varese translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Lucien Leuwen was expelled from the Ecole Polytechnique for having gone for an untimely walk on a day when he, with his fellow students, had been ordered to keep to their quarters. It was on one of those famous days of June, 1832.
      - Lucien Leuwen (ch. 1),
        The Green Huntsman, the first of two parts (Louise Varese translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]

On the 15th of May, 1796, General Bonaparte made his entry into Milan at the head of that young army which had shortly before crossed the Bridge of Lodi and taught the world that after all these centuries Caesar and Alexander had a successor.
      - The Charterhouse of Parma (ch. 1),
        (C.K. Scott Moncrieff translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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