Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas

Alfred de Musset – 1833


I have something stupid and ridiculous to tell you.  I am foolishly writing to you instead of having told you this, I do not know why, when returning from that walk.

To-night I shall be annoyed at having done so.  You will laugh in my face, will take me for a maker of phrases in all my relations with you hitherto.  You will show me the door and you will think I am lying.

I am in love with you.  I have been thus since the first day I called on you.

Alfred de Musset

Alfred was a popular French poet and dramatist.  He wrote this letter to Amantine Aurore Dudevant who was a French writer.  She was later romantically linked with Chopin.