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1. "I feel sorry for all the men in my future 'cause they'll all be held up to Julien (Grenier/WISHBONE protagonist)and I doubt any of them will cut it."
Author: Brooklyn Hudson
2. "I also happened to identify with Julien Sorel. Sorel's basic character flaws had all cemented by the age of fifteen, a fact which further elicited my sympathy. To have all the building blocks of your life in place by that age was, by any standard, a tragedy."
Author: Haruki Murakami
3. "Politics bores you?" Bronsen said.Julien smiled. "It does. Apologies, sir, and it is not that I haven't tried to be fascinated. But careful and meticulous research has suggested the hypothesis that all politicians are liars, fools, and tricksters, and I have as yet come across no evidence to the contrary. They can do great damage, and rarely any good. It is the job of the sensible man to try and protect civilization from their depradations."
Author: Iain Pears
4. "This is a perfectly good picture. And if I didn't know you, I would be impressed and charmed. But I do know you."He thought some more, wondering whether he dared say precisely what he felt, for he knew he could never explain exactly why the idea came to him. "It's the painting of a dutiful daughter," he said eventually, looking at her cautiously to see her reaction. "You want to please. You are always aware of what the person looking at this picture will think of it. Because of that you've missed something important. Does that make sense?"She thought, then nodded. "All right," she said grudgingly and with just a touch of despair in her voice. "You win."Julien grunted. "Have another go, then. I shall come back and come back until you figure it out.""And you'll know?""You'll know. I will merely get the benefit of it."
Author: Iain Pears
5. "She had lost herself in this old work, her personality dissolving into it, so that she had been set free. The immortality of the soul lies in its dissolution; this was the cryptic comment that so frustrated Olivier and which Julien had only ever grasped as evidence for the history of a particular school of thought. He had known all about its history, but Julia knew what it meant. He found the realization strangely reassuring."
Author: Iain Pears
6. "[H]e initially conceived of Olivier as a man of the greatest promise destroyed by a fatal flaw, the unreasoning passion for a woman dissolving into violence, desperately weakening everything he tried to do. For how could learning and poetry be defended when it produced such dreadful results and was advanced by such imperfect creatures? At least Julien did not see the desperate fate of the ruined lover as a nineteenth-century novelist or a poet might have done, recasting the tale to create some appealing romantic hero, dashed to pieces against the unyielding society that produced him. Rather, his initial opinion -- held almost to the last -- was of Olivier as a failure, ruined by a terible weakness."
Author: Iain Pears
7. "For stage wear and gowns, Julien McDonald, who is a friend of mine. I love that he can be totally over the top for stage wear!"
Author: Katherine Jenkins
8. "Julien le aveva chiesto cosa l'aveva spinta verso la matematica e lei aveva risposto che la trovava rassicurante.«Io la definirei piuttosto come qualcosa che intimidisce, mi sembra più pertinente.»«È anche questo.»Pari aveva detto che trovava consolazione nella stabilità delle verità matematiche, nella mancanza di arbitrarietà e nell'assenza di ambiguità. Nel sapere che le risposte potevano essere elusive, ma che si potevano trovare. Erano lì che aspettavano sulla lavagna, qualche passaggio più sotto.«In altre parole, niente di simile alla vita» aveva commentato Julien. «Dove le domande o non hanno alcuna risposta o ne trovano una ingarbugliata.»"
Author: Khaled Hosseini
9. "The footman burst in, announcing, 'Monsieur le Duc de ---.''Hold your tongue, you fool,' said the Duke as he entered the room. He said this so well, and with such majesty than Julien could not help thinking that knowing how to lose his temper with a footman was the whole extent of this great personage's knowledge."
Author: Stendhal
10. "Julien felt himself to be strong and resolute like a man who sees clearly into his own heart."
Author: Stendhal
11. "Julien cherchait a ne pas s'exagerer cette cinguliere amitie. Il la comparait lui-meme a un commerce arme. Chaque jour en se retrouvant, avant de reprendre le tonpreque intime de la veille, on se demandait presque: Serons-nous aujourd'hui amis ou ennemis?"
Author: Stendhal
12. "Am I capable of deceiving my friend?" Julien asked himself peevishly. This being, for whom hypocrisy and an absence of all sympathy were the usual methods of protecting himself, could not bear, this time, the thought of the slightest trickiness in dealing with a man for whom he had friendly feelings."
Author: Stendhal
13. "I will never demean myself to speak about my courage," said Julien, coldly, "it would be mean to do so. Let the world judge by the facts."
Author: Stendhal
14. "- J'ai horreur de m'être livrée au premier venu, dit Mathilde, en pleurant de rage contre elle-même.- Au premier venu! s'écria Julien, et il s'élança sur une vieille épée du moyen âge [...] Il eût été le plus heureux des hommes de pouvoir la tuer."
Author: Stendhal
15. "Chélan had acted as imprudently for Julien as he had for himself. He had given him the habit of reasoning correctly, and of not being put off by empty words, but he had neglected to tell him that this habit was a crime in the person of no importance, since every piece of logical reasoning is offensive."
Author: Stendhal
16. "Mathilde made an effort to use the more intimate form; she was evidently more attentive to this unusual way of speaking than to what she was saying. This use of the singular form, stripped of the tone of affection, ceased, after a moment, to afford Julien any pleasure, he was astonished at the absence of happiness; finally, in order to feel it, he had recourse to his reason. He saw himself highly esteemed by this girl who was so proud, and never bestowed unrestricted praise; by this line of reasoning he arrived at a gratification of his self-esteem."
Author: Stendhal

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