Anatole France quote about text from The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard - And in truth man is made rather to eat ices than to pore over old texts.
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And in truth man is made rather to eat ices than to pore over old texts.
 Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881). copy citation

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Author Anatole France
Source The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Topic text ice
Date 1881
Language English
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“There is a fellow leaning against that trellis-work covered with vine-leaves, and eating an ice, while watching the stars. He would not stoop even to pick up the old manuscript I am going to seek with so much trouble and fatigue. And in truth man is made rather to eat ices than to pore over old texts.
I continued to wander about among the drinkers and the singers. There were lovers biting into beautiful fruit, each with an arm about the other's waist. Man must be naturally bad; for all this strange joy only evoked in me a feeling of uttermost despondency.” source
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