32 Total Quotes

Remy Gourmont Quotes

Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
Remy Gourmont
#Knowledge #Practice

Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time.
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Hard Work

Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
Remy Gourmont
#Ideas #Prejudice

In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing.
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Life

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last
Remy Gourmont
#Kisses And Kissing

Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Intelligence

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
Remy Gourmont
#Education #Intelligence

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
Remy Gourmont
#Labor #Industry

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
Remy Gourmont
#Emotions #Individuality

The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws
Remy Gourmont
#Man

The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.
Remy Gourmont
#Mind #Definition

The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it.
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Truth

The woman who loves always smells good
Remy Gourmont
#Woman

Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Ideas

Two elements are needed to form a truth -- a fact and an abstraction.
Remy Gourmont
#Truth

Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
Remy Gourmont
#Chastity #Sex

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
Remy Gourmont
#French Novelist #Desire