Getting in the Parisian mindset

June 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

“And God knows, when spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise… A man does not need to be rich, nor even a citizen, to feel this way about Paris.  Paris is filled with poor people- the proudest and filthiest lot of beggars that ever walked the Earth, it seems to me. And yet they give the illusion of being at home.  It is that which distinguishes the Parisian from all other metropolitan souls. When I think of New York I have a very different feeling.  New York makes even a rich man feel his unimportance.” 

– Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

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