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1. "... While much recent historicist criticism has assumed early nineteenth-century readers attuned to subtle ideological nuances in poetry, actual responses from readers often come closer to clulessness. ... It is no surprise that no one understood Blake, but other poets fared not much better. ... Coleridge's 'Christabel' was 'the standing enigma which puzzles the curiosity of literary circles. What is it all about?', while another reviewer asked about Shelley, 'What, in the name of wonder on one side, and of common sense on the other, is the meaning of this metaphysical rhapsody about the unbinding of Prometheus?'. Even Keats was condemned for 'his frequent obscurity and confusion of language' and his 'unintelligible quaintness'. Byron, never to be outdone, boasted in 'Don Juan' that not only did he not understand many of his fellow poets, he did not understand himself either: 'I don't pretend that I quite understand / My own meaning when I would be very fine.' ..."
Author: Andrew Elfenbein
2. "I married someone 30 years older than me, a doctor, a playboy who had a terrible Don Juan reputation."
Author: Arielle Dombasle
3. "Byron, in "Don Juan", face o satira amara la adresa femeilor care transforma dragostea intr-o "afacere de cap" uitind ca au "inima". Capul vine dupa inima, caci nu el este centrul corpului, ci o dezvoltare a lui. Cind moare un erou i se imbalsameaza inima, in timp ce filozofii si poetii au parte, dupa moarte, de cercetarea amanuntita a craniului si creierului."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
4. "Nobody knows who I am or what I do. Not even I.Don Juan Matus"
Author: Carlos Castaneda
5. "Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else. - Don Juan"
Author: Carlos Castaneda
6. "You didn't think I'd let you go alone, did you?""No, but I'm grateful that I had you with me.""Grateful is all I'm going to get, isn't it?""What else were you hoping for?""Adoration, devotion, affection, infatuation, or just plain finding me irresistible.""Sorry, Don Juan. You'll have to live with my undying gratitude."
Author: Colleen Houck
7. "Those in Argentina, Mexico and Peru, Colombia and the Caribbean Bear La Mancha and Quixote in their heartsFor he is an ultimate and overlooked Don Juan."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
8. "There is no born lover, There is no born Don Juan, For we are all lovers."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
9. "What makes me a libertarian is that the prospect of having thatreconfiguration done by the same system that managed to ban marijuanawhile allowing tobacco, subsidize ethanol made from corn, and turn thepatent system into a form of legalized bludgeoning, makes me want to runscreaming into the night until I fall over from lack of oxygen."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
10. "... supraoamenilor nu trebuie sa li se explice nimic, ei n-au nevoie de permisiunea noastra, smulg vie?ii ceea ce au chef sa ia. Se revolta, ucid, violeaza fiindca se numesc Attila sau Don Juan. Cât despre ceilal?i, oamenii medii, cei slabi, turma, trebuie sa li se spuna adevarul. Sa li se spuna ca sunt muritori, ca toata via?a vor avea un numar foarte limitat de aman?i sau amante, câteva porniri de eroism, câteva revolte minuscule ?i ca, pentru a profita de ea, e mai bine sa fie supu?i ?i... pro?ti. Tocmai ceea ce sunt. Atunci le va fi permis sa stea în fa?a televizorului sa se uite la meci (bere ?i alune), pe urma sa-?i calareasca nevasta, sa cumpere calatorii la pre? redus prin comitetul lor de întreprindere, sa joace la loto, sa nu se gândeasca la moarte, nici la sensul vie?ii. Caci tocmai asta e idealul oricarei societa?i care se respecta: sa-i asigure ceta?eanului statutul unui prost fericit care nu se gânde?te la sensul vie?ii."
Author: Gabriel Osmonde
11. "I don't smoke marijuana anymore. I don't drink. Marijuana is a handicap. So is alcohol. Alcohol is a terrible handicap. But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal."
Author: Gary Johnson
12. "All human history attestsThat happiness for man, - the hungry sinner! -Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.~Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIII, stanza 99"
Author: George Gordon Byron
13. "Don Juan : [...] Les voilà, mes spectres, les spectres de ce que je ne suis pas. Ce sont eux qui me persécutent et m'écoeurent, et qui me survivront. Ils vivront, car il sont le mensonge. Mais si je dois payer ma vie au prix de toutes les sottises et de tous les mensonges qu'on aura dits sur moi, peut-être vaudrait-il mieux n'avoir pas vécu. Je vais changer d'habit et mettre mon beau costume. Il faut être bien vêtu quand on va être arrêté."
Author: Henry De Montherlant
14. "When I was 16, I wanted to look like Lord Byron. It's not really a haircut so much as a hair-not-cut, but I've never changed it. It's a bit Byron, a bit Don Juan DeMarco and other things that I aspire to be."
Author: Jeremy Clarkson
15. "When they passed the centaur king's cell, Volos pointed at Regin and slid his forefinger across his throat.She replied, "Hey, didn't I see you in a donkey show down in Tijuana? No? You've got a twin then--"
Author: Kresley Cole
16. "'Cause I was already a smoker, it was easy to get addicted. The one thing that they don't teach you about marijuana is how addictive it is."
Author: Merle Haggard
17. "Orice barbat care-l invidiaza pe Don Juan are, dupa parerea mea, o mentalitate de bordel. Nu vede în misterul dragostei decât un pat."
Author: Octavian Paler
18. "Es difícil no simpatizar con Michaux: más vale ser desconocido que mal conocido. La mucha luz es como la mucha sombra: no deja ver. (Prólogo de «Las enseñanzas de don Juan»)"
Author: Octavio Paz
19. "Samira's guards are coming for you. You're being summoned. Didn't you hear the horn? Come on, they'll be here any second looking for you." I bit my lip to hold back a smile of my own at why we hadn't heard the horn."Summoning me …""Your guess is as good as mine, now come on. Cam, for crying out loud, fix your hair." She cocked her eyebrow and gave me the I-know-you've-been-messing-around look. "And you," she shot Gavin the same look, "zip up your fly, Don Juan." She rolled her eyes and turned for the door."
Author: Rachael Wade
20. "Here's a tip...If you leave a girl crying you're probably not doing your Don Juan routine right, asshole."
Author: Rachel Caine
21. "Crucial to understanding federalism in modern day America is the concept of mobility, or 'the ability to vote with your feet.' If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol - don't come to Texas. If you don't like medicinal marijuana and gay marriage, don't move to California."
Author: Rick Perry
22. "Let there be light!" said God, and there was light! "Let there be blood!" says man, and there's a sea! —Lord Byron, Don Juan"
Author: Robert Liparulo
23. "Lo vi haciendo planes, lo vi bebiendo apoyado en la ventana, lo vi recibiendo a Cesárea Tinajero que venía con una carta de recomendación de Manuel, lo vi leyendo un librito de Tablada, tal vez aquel en donde José Juan dice: "bajo el celeste pavor/ delira por la unica estrella/ el cántico del ruiseñor". Que es como decir, muchachos, les dije, que veía los esfuerzos y los sueños, todos confundidos en un mismo fracaso y ese fracaso se llamaba alegría. - R. Bolaño"
Author: Roberto Bolaño
24. "Când întâlne?ti un barbat ca Don Juanul tau, imposibil, scandalos de seducator, amuza-te cât po?i, dar ai grija sa-?i încui inima în safe superblindat. Daca e?ti însa slaba de înger, cote?te-o urgent pe alta uli?a."
Author: Rodica Ojog Braşoveanu
25. "She grabbed her briefcase and took a step toward him. "You don't have a last name?" "Everyone has a last name." His hand hovered in the air, waiting. He was forcing her to cross the marble floor to meet him, and like a Luna moth drawn to a midnight moon, she drifted toward him. When she reached him, she took his hand and looked up into his face. "Is it Jones? Smith? Or Brown?" His lips twitched. "None of the above." "And you won't tell me?" "It's not necessary information." She tilted her head, studying his angular features. "You don't look like an Adrian." His smile broadened. "Imagine that." "More like a Carlos, or a Juan, or a Diego." "Those are Hispanic names." "Aren't you Hispanic?" "I'm anything you want me to be."
Author: Shelby Reed
26. "It is comic that a mentally disordered man picks up any piece of granite and carries it around because he thinks it is money, and in the same way it is comic that Don Juan has 1,003 mistresses, for the number simply indicates that they have no value. Therefore, one should stay within one's means in the use of the word "love"."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
27. "Ah, how lucky are the lieutenants, the six-foot Junkers, and all the rest of the Don Juan clan!... The bookworm, be he ever so decent and clever, is really only pleasing to himself and a small handful of others. The world passes him by and beckons to life and beauty ... to gay and handsome creatures to whom the hearts of their fellow men continue to turn."
Author: Theodor Fontane
28. "Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

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