Patrick Modiano

Born on 30 Jul 1945

An impression has gone through me, like those fragments of fugitive dreams trying to get out of the dream in order to reveal it.

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Patrick Modiano


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."