La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma) (1839), Chapter 23
Variant: "People who are happy in love have a look of profound concentration" - De L'Amour (On Love) (1822), Fragments, No. 42, "Dresden, 1818"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsStendhal
Born: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842 (aged 59)
Bio: Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme.