little fool

“P.S. By the way, I was forgetting…. one word more. Look to it that you cultivate your style more. You write always like a child. I quite see whence it arises; it is because you say all that you think, and no whit of what you do not think. That may pass between you and me, who have nothing to hide from one another: but with everybody! With your lover above all! You would always have the air of a little fool. You must remember that, when you write to anyone, it is for him and not for yourself: you must, therefore, think less of telling him what you think than what will give him most pleasure.”

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

About Lord Malinov

Lord Malinov, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet
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