Julien Green Quotes

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Julien Green Quotes

A childs fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
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Our life is a book that writes itself and whose principal themes sometimes escape us. We are like characters in a novel who do not always understand what the author wants of them.

— Julien Green

A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.

— Julien Green

Within ourselves is not very far and yet it is so far that one's whole life is not always long enough to get there.

— Julien Green

A scrupulous man will never produce a great novel.

— Julien Green

You cannot imagine at all how much you interest God; He is interested in you as if there were no one else on earth.

— Julien Green

Yesterday, happiness came in suddenly, as it used to, and remained for a moment in the great, dark, silent drawing room.

— Julien Green

Perhaps the greatest consolation of the oppressed is to consider themselves superior to their tyrants.

— Julien Green

I have always thought that by observing things with a great deal of attention you eventually wrest some of their secrets from them, making them utter what they would most like to keep to themselves.

— Julien Green

If people only knew what lies at the heart of my novels! What a tumult of desires these carefully written pages conceal! I sometimes have a loathing for the furious cravings that give me no peace except when I am working.

— Julien Green

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