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Roman Payne Quotes: "Ô, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone."

Ô, wine!, the truth-serum so potent that all those who wish to live happy lives should abstain from drinking it entirely!... except of course when they are alone.




Roman Payne Quotes: "A girl without braids is like a city without bridges."

A girl without braids is like a city without bridges.




Roman Payne Quotes: "I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel."

I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Although I love elegant parties, dancing and dining and spending the night with a sweet woman in my arms, my life belongs to literature."

Although I love elegant parties, dancing and dining and spending the night with a sweet woman in my arms, my life belongs to literature.




Roman Payne Quotes: "Looking back on my life, I sigh. The caprice of youth goes with the wind, I’ve no regrets."

Looking back on my life, I sigh. The caprice of youth goes with the wind, I’ve no regrets.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death."

The disappearance of the presence of beauty is the most despairing of events on this time-wheel of ours that rolls onward towards death.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Visions from the gods are gifts alone for those who wander."

Visions from the gods are gifts alone for those who wander.




Roman Payne Quotes: "Wherever you go in the next catastrophéBe it sickroom, or prison, or cemet’ryDo not fear that your stay will besolit’ryCountless souls share your fate, you’ll have company!"

Wherever you go in the next catastrophéBe it sickroom, or prison, or cemet’ryDo not fear that your stay will besolit’ryCountless souls share your fate, you’ll have company!



Roman Payne Quotes: "May a man live well-enough and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him."

May a man live well-enough and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I fear it is my lot, to bide my days in hunchbacked thought, to find what I forgot."

I fear it is my lot, to bide my days in hunchbacked thought, to find what I forgot.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side."

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me."

I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me.




Roman Payne Quotes: "Even the memory of cradling her in my arms is pure euphoria. And all that I ask out of life is that it be constant and unending euphoria."

Even the memory of cradling her in my arms is pure euphoria. And all that I ask out of life is that it be constant and unending euphoria.



Roman Payne Quotes: "[As a very young man, I thought] of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen."

[As a very young man, I thought] of Europe as a place that could not exist except in the imagination, in glorious dreams, and through the careful lies of the silver screen.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The artist's greatest creation beganthe night he washed his memory of his failuresrubbed opium on his lipsdrank the wine that women offered himand lay down and wept."

The artist's greatest creation beganthe night he washed his memory of his failuresrubbed opium on his lipsdrank the wine that women offered himand lay down and wept.



Roman Payne Quotes: "To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to die is the wish of the ambitious."

To wish a healthy man to die is the wish from a mind of sickness. To wish an ailing man to die is the wish of the ambitious.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Women are extraordinary creatures!"

Women are extraordinary creatures!



Roman Payne Quotes: "Ah, youth!It was a beautiful night...The moon was out of orbit.The stars were awry.But everything else was exactlyas it should have been."

Ah, youth!It was a beautiful night...The moon was out of orbit.The stars were awry.But everything else was exactlyas it should have been.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Being the Novelist-in-Residence at a riad hotel in the kasbah of an Arabic North African city is a lot like trying to write one’s memoirs on shreds of napkins in a nuthouse."

Being the Novelist-in-Residence at a riad hotel in the kasbah of an Arabic North African city is a lot like trying to write one’s memoirs on shreds of napkins in a nuthouse.



Roman Payne Quotes: "A writer needs to ingest love to be passionate. Passion is a metabolite of love, and good writing is an active metabolite of passion."

A writer needs to ingest love to be passionate. Passion is a metabolite of love, and good writing is an active metabolite of passion.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The birthing wolf, Her heart fed with tenderness, Gave forth from ripe brown nipples, Food to feed the universe."

The birthing wolf, Her heart fed with tenderness, Gave forth from ripe brown nipples, Food to feed the universe.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Everything was brighter and more colorful in those years, as if my childhood was ending in an explosion of unreal passion that made my life feel sacred and holy."

Everything was brighter and more colorful in those years, as if my childhood was ending in an explosion of unreal passion that made my life feel sacred and holy.



Roman Payne Quotes: "No man sings as beautifully as when his song is accompanied by a woman’s voice."

No man sings as beautifully as when his song is accompanied by a woman’s voice.



Roman Payne Quotes: "We look up to see if it is day or night. If stars burn cool and moon does shine, We take to smoke divine and wine.If breath of sun does belch its heat, we boil coffee and prepare to eat."

We look up to see if it is day or night. If stars burn cool and moon does shine, We take to smoke divine and wine.If breath of sun does belch its heat, we boil coffee and prepare to eat.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The novelist is condemned to wander all his life. Homeless and blind like Oedipus he wanders until death. And so let us protect the novelist and adore him, with pity, honor, and love."

The novelist is condemned to wander all his life. Homeless and blind like Oedipus he wanders until death. And so let us protect the novelist and adore him, with pity, honor, and love.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake."

The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.



Roman Payne Quotes: "In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive."

In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Who worries for dying? If I close my eyes tonight, I will either dream, or not, or my eyes will open and I will be here again. And if none of those happen, and I do not wake? Who worries for dying?"

Who worries for dying? If I close my eyes tonight, I will either dream, or not, or my eyes will open and I will be here again. And if none of those happen, and I do not wake? Who worries for dying?



Roman Payne Quotes: "A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander."

A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.



Roman Payne Quotes: "When no possessions keep us, when no countries contain us, and no time detains us, man becomes a heroic wanderer, and woman, a wanderess."

When no possessions keep us, when no countries contain us, and no time detains us, man becomes a heroic wanderer, and woman, a wanderess.



Roman Payne Quotes: "What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course."

What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Wine gives one 'ideas, ' whereas champagne gives one 'strategies."

Wine gives one 'ideas, ' whereas champagne gives one 'strategies.



Roman Payne Quotes: "With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair."

With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping."

I like the posture, but not the yoga. I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Be there a picnic for the devil, an orgy for the satyr, and a wedding for the bride."

Be there a picnic for the devil, an orgy for the satyr, and a wedding for the bride.



Roman Payne Quotes: "We made love outdoorsWithout a roof, I like most, Without stove, to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and gushing of dew."

We made love outdoorsWithout a roof, I like most, Without stove, to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and gushing of dew.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Rich will be my life if I can keep my memories full and brimming, and record them on clear-eyed mornings while I set joyously to work setting pen to holy craft."

Rich will be my life if I can keep my memories full and brimming, and record them on clear-eyed mornings while I set joyously to work setting pen to holy craft.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs."

Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.



Roman Payne Quotes: "From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent. It can only be squandered."

From all that I saw, and everywhere I wandered, I learned that time cannot be spent. It can only be squandered.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I care not that this moment’s lot was thin and sparsely dealt all pleasures sweet can be forgot the instant they are felt."

I care not that this moment’s lot was thin and sparsely dealt all pleasures sweet can be forgot the instant they are felt.



Roman Payne Quotes: "The lot of the brideto be wed before beddesired until rotten.The lot of the authorto be read before bedadmired then forgotten."

The lot of the brideto be wed before beddesired until rotten.The lot of the authorto be read before bedadmired then forgotten.



Roman Payne Quotes: "May a man live well-, and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him."

May a man live well-, and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him.



Roman Payne Quotes: "I regained my soul through literature after those times I'd lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets."

I regained my soul through literature after those times I'd lost it to wild-eyed gypsy girls on the European streets.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling."

Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.



Roman Payne Quotes: "Alexander the Great slept with 'The Iliad' beneath his pillow. During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s 'Odyssey' as if it were the sweet body of a woman."

Alexander the Great slept with 'The Iliad' beneath his pillow. During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s 'Odyssey' as if it were the sweet body of a woman.



Roman Payne Quotes: "My Love wakes in a puddle of sunlight.Her hands asleep beside her.Her hair draped on the lawnlike a mantle of cloth.I give her my troth, for our love is wholeI sing her beauty in my soul"

My Love wakes in a puddle of sunlight.Her hands asleep beside her.Her hair draped on the lawnlike a mantle of cloth.I give her my troth, for our love is wholeI sing her beauty in my soul



Roman Payne Quotes: "Fortune's fool! How we humans lie upon beauty like lizards upon a sun-baked rock."

Fortune's fool! How we humans lie upon beauty like lizards upon a sun-baked rock.



Roman Payne Quotes: "All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art."

All forms of madness, bizarre habits, awkwardness in society, general clumsiness, are justified in the person who creates good art.