Remy de Gourmont

Remy de Gourmont

French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright

Lived from: 1858-1915

Quotes: Remy de Gourmont

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    Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
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    If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Man is the inventor of stupidity.
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    Nothing exists except by virtue of a disequilibrium, an injustice. All existence is a theft paid for by other existences; no life flowers except on a cemetery.
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    Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
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    Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
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    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.
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    The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
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    Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds
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    We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
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    Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.
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