390 Total Quotes

French Poet Quotes

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Paul Valery Permalink
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People must help one another; it is nature's law.
Jean Fontaine Permalink
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Bruce Bowen
We players understand we have the best lives in the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans, everyone who supports us.
Bruce Bowen Permalink
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Nearly all our originality comes from the stamp that time impresses upon our sensibility.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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This life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed with a desire to change his bed.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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Romanticism has never been properly judged. Who was there to judge it? The critics!
Arthur Rimbaud Permalink
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The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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The world only goes round by misunderstanding.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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Francois Villon
Good talkers are only found in Paris.
Francois Villon Permalink
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Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
Arthur Rimbaud Permalink
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Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze.
Aime Cesaire Permalink
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I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
Aime Cesaire Permalink
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It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
Aime Cesaire Permalink
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Poetic knowledge is born in the great silence of scientific knowledge.
Aime Cesaire Permalink
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Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
Paul Valery Permalink
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Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Louis Aragon Permalink
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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean Fontaine Permalink
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It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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But the shortest works are always the best.
Jean Fontaine Permalink
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Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
Arthur Rimbaud Permalink
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Alphonse De Lamartine,
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
Alphonse De Lamartine, Permalink
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Alphonse De Lamartine,
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse De Lamartine, Permalink
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There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.
Jacques Prevert Permalink
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The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Valery Permalink
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There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
Charles Baudelaire Permalink
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