21 Total Quotes

Louis Celine Quotes

When you're not used to comfort and good things to eat, you're intoxicated by them in no time. Truth's only too pleased to leave you. Very little is ever needed for Truth to let go of you. And after all, you're not really very keen to keep hold of it.
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#Luxury #Comfort

There's a point of poverty at which the spirit isn't with the body all the time. It finds the body really too unbearable. So it's almost as if you were talking to the soul itself. And a soul's not properly responsible.
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#Body #Poverty And The Poor

With two thousand years of Christianity behind him... a man can't see a regiment of soldiers march past without going off the deep end. It starts off far too many ideas in his head.
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#French Writer #Christianity

Even diseases have lost their prestige, there aren't so many of them left. Think it over... no more syphilis, no more clap, no more typhoid... antibiotics have taken half the tragedy out of medicine.
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#Disease

To philosophize is only another way of being afraid and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
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#French Writer

To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!
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#Hell #French Writer

The poetry of heroism appeals irresitably to those who don't go to a war, and even more so to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy
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#Heroism

The more one is hated, I find, the happier one is.
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#Hate

Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.
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#French Writer

I think all great innovations are built on rejections.
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#American Sculptor #Rejection

Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
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#French Writer

We've no use for intellectuals in this outfit. What we need is chimpanzees. Let me give you a word of advice: never say a word to us about being intelligent. We will think for you, my friend. Don't forget it.
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#French Writer #Intellectuals

If you aren't rich you should always look useful.
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#French Writer

The whole business of your life overwhelms you when you live alone. One's stupefied by it. To get rid of it you try to daub some of it off on to people who come to see you, and they hate that. To be alone trains one for death.
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#Solitude

One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious.
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#French Writer