André Malraux

André Malraux

French writer and politician (ps. of A. Berger

Lived from: 1901-1976

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: André Malraux

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    Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
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    An art book is a museum without walls.
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    And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
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    Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
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    Be careful - with quotations, you can damn anything.
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    Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
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    Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.
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    Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
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    Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
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    Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
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    Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
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    The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
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    The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
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    The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
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    Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
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