From Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gauthier

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you?

Nothing is truly beautiful unless it cannot be used for anything; everything that is useful is ugly because it is the expression of some need, and those of man are ignoble and disgusting, like his poor and infirm nature.

From Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gauthier

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