Elegant people are to be found in Paris. People of character may exist in the provinces. -Sieyes

“The higher you lift yourself towards the first rank of society,” said Julien to himself, “the more charming manners you find.”

Suddenly the awful word adultery came into her mind. All the loathesomeness with which the vilest bebauchery can invest sensual love presented itself to her imagination. These ideas essayed to pollute the divinely tender image which she was fashioning of Julien, and of the happiness of loving him. The future began to be painted in terrible colors. She began to regard herself as contemptible.

蝴蝶有恶心的青虫阶段,企鹅有落魄的换毛时期,海底几千年的老蚌睡得正香,怀里是一颗价值连城的一颗明珠。你能在它们最丑陋不堪甚至沉眠的日子里,也能留意并抓住那份潜在的美丽与珍贵吗?

天黑路滑,别太复杂 “相信”是一种最为珍贵的幼稚,它毫无根基可言,但支撑它的是执着盲目的爱。

在大多数场合里,“自己”是最不重要的东西。重要的是矛盾的解决,利益的分配,旁人的态度以及情谊的交流,还有“是否乐意下次再见你”。

在这样一片朴素的土地上,咖啡被剥去所有奢靡的外衣。它在海南人的心中与一个椰子,,一碗鱼汤,一杯白水没什么区别,只是一种平民饮料,想喝就喝,想倒就倒,毫无顾忌和矜持。然而我渐渐爱上了这样朴实的咖啡文化,或者说,根本不能称做是文化,它只是回归了物品的本身效用,一种令人舒适的生活习惯而已。