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Author QuotedA.O. Barnabooth
Title QuotedJournal Intime.
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/09/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1922I
QuotationTwo Quotations: 1 Valery Larbaud - A.O. Barnabooth, Son Journal Intime, p.121 (cf. yesterday remarks on ambition, confessions, Gide etc.) "Currieux: l'aversion que j'eprouve à l'egard de ce que l'on appelle vertu. Il faut que j'examine cela aussi. Je suis bien oblige de constater qu'il y a en moi une emulation au vice. La vertu me semble negative et facile. Le mal me semble positif et difficile..." ["Odd: the aversion I feel toward what is called virtue. I must examine that too. I am quite obliged to note that there is in me an attraction to vice. Virtue seems negative and easy to me. Evil seems positive and difficult to me... etc.]
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 22
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