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Daemon
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I needed some real danger and some mortal risk to run, to tranquilize me.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Nisar Akhtar
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It is foolishness to invite danger but face it bravely when it comes.
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Mr. Dumas with the b s that he made, his name becomes Mr. Dum-Bass!
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Is this major risk worth such minor gain? It sounds somewhat childish…
pedro
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Daemon wrote:
I needed some real danger and some mortal risk to run, to tranquilize me.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)




needed tranquilising at birth
rd387
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ha ha, yes, Pedro.
you are spot on.
In hindi, we say ''come on,ox! hit me''.
The unsaid part of it is that you never know the consequences of it (after you have been hit by an ox).
Wagner Douglas
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Doubtlessly this quote belongs to the book Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas Père: very challenge reading, by the way.
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pedro wrote:
Daemon wrote:
I needed some real danger and some mortal risk to run, to tranquilize me.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)




needed tranquilising at birth
striker
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he is an adrenaline junkie
mudbudda669
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They never seem to come calling . . .
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chauvinistic bravado
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This will impress me mightily had I been thirteen.
Victor Alexandre Berto Pereira
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couldn't live that way .. Not talking
monamagda
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The quote in context from: TEN YEARS LATER
(1660-1661, Chapters 76-140 of the Third Volume of the D'Artagnan series)

Chapter XX. Sword-Thrusts in the Water (concluded).

"You are deceived, monsieur, as far as I am concerned," returned Raoul; "for I do not retain the slightest animosity in my heart against you."
This last blow overwhelmed De Wardes. He cast his eyes around him like a man bewildered. D'Artagnan saluted most courteously the gentlemen who had been present at the explanation; and every one, on leaving the room, shook hands with him; but not one hand was held out towards De Wardes. "Oh!" exclaimed the young man, "can I not find some one on whom to wreak my vengeance?"
"You can, monsieur, for I am here," whispered a voice full of menace in his ear.
De Wardes turned round, and saw the Duke of Buckingham, who, having probably remained behind with that intention, had just approached him. "You, monsieur?" exclaimed De Wardes.
"Yes, I! I am no subject of the king of France; I am not going to remain on the territory, since I am about setting off for England. I have accumulated in my heart such a mass of despair and rage, that I, too, like yourself, need to revenge myself upon some one. I approve M. d'Artagnan's principles profoundly, but I am not bound to apply them to you. I am an Englishman, and, in my turn, I propose to you what you proposed to others to no purpose. Since you, therefore, are so terribly incensed, take me as a remedy. In thirty-four hours' time I shall be at Calais. Come with me; the journey will appear shorter if together, than if alone. We will fight, when we get there, upon the sands which are covered by the rising tide, and which form part of the French territory during six hours of the day, but belong to the territory of Heaven during the other six."
"I accept willingly," said De Wardes.
"I assure you," said the duke, "that if you kill me, you will be rendering me an infinite service."
"I will do my utmost to make myself agreeable to you, duke," said De Wardes.
"It is agreed, then, that I carry you off with me?"
"I shall be at your commands. I needed some real danger and some mortal risk to run, to tranquilize me."
"In that case, I think you have met with what you are looking for. Farewell, M. de Wardes; to-morrow morning, my valet will tell you the exact hour of our departure; we can travel together like two excellent friends. I generally travel as fast as I can. Adieu."
Buckingham saluted De Wardes, and returned towards the king's apartments; De Wardes, irritated beyond measure, left the Palais Royal, and hurried through the streets homeward to the house where he lodged.

Read the book here:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2681/2681-h/2681-h.htm#link2HCH0020
Bobby Angell
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Obviously a quote as Mr. Dumas was anything but a thrill seeking adventurer. His books however are often the embodiment of the stereotypical stoic male hero. I haven't read 10 years later, but the Count of Monte Cristo was, and still is one of my favorite books.
NeuroticHellFem
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RoadRunner wrote:
Mr. Dumas with the b s that he made, his name becomes Mr. Dum-Bass!

Aah RoadRunner, you've hit the nail on the head again! The smart arse voice in my head always pronounces it like this too. Did you enjoy yesterday's quote by Balzac? Wonderful names these French novelists had. Whistle
ChristopherJohnson
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There is a queer conspiracy theory circulating in Russia, according to which, Alexandre Dumas was the same person as the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who was slain in a duel. According to the theory, Pushkin staged his death and fled to France (for some reason), where he assumed the name of Alexandre Dumas and continued his literary career now as a writer of French novels and stories.
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
I needed some real danger and some mortal risk to run, to tranquilize me.

Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)


... epitomizing the military systems around the world... all military systems are sick (without exception)...
sandeep patra
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Very true it acts as a booster to discover my real self
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