45 Total Quotes

Andre Malraux Quotes

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Andre Malraux
#Ability #French Author

Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved
Andre Malraux
#Advice

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Andre Malraux
#French Author

The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images powerful enough to deny our nothingness
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#Mystery

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten
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#Life

There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
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#French Author

What is man? A miserable little pile of secrets
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#Man

An art book is a museum without walls.
Andre Malraux
#French Author #Art

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
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#Destiny #French Author

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted
Andre Malraux
#Religion

Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.
Andre Malraux
#French Author #Communism

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves - is what I call hell
Andre Malraux
#Force

The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness
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#Mystery

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
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#French Author #Man

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
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#French Author #Man

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only
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#Age And Aging

The total sacrifice to a cause beyond his comprehension restored a richness to man
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#Man

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
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#French Author

Some pictures are in the gallery because they belong to humanity and others because they belong to the United States.
Andre Malraux
#Humanity

There has been talk of the risks this painting took by leaving the Louvre. But the risks taken by the boys who landed one day in Normandy-to say nothing of those who had preceded them 25 years before-were much more certain.
Andre Malraux
#Painting

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
Andre Malraux
#French Author #Listening

Be careful, - with quotations you can damn anything
Andre Malraux
#Quotations

There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
Andre Malraux
#French Author