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The ideal woman which is in every man’s mind is evoked by a word, or phrase, or the shape of her wrist, her hand… The most beautiful description of a woman is by an understatement. All Tolstoy ever said to describe Anna Karenina was that she was beautiful and could see in the dark like a cat. Every man has an idea of what’s beautiful, and it’s best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree…
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William Faulkner