Remy De Gourmont Quotes

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Remy De Gourmont Quotes

Born of the sensibility, art sows and creates life in its turn.
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Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.

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We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.

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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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Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.

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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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Man is the inventor of stupidity.

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Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness.

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Since art is the expression of beauty and beauty can be understood only in the form of the material elements of the true idea it contains, art has become almost uniquely feminine. Beauty is woman, and also art is woman.

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Cliche refers to words, commonplace to ideas. Cliche describes the form or the letter, commonplace the substance or spirit. To confuse them is to confuse the thought with the expression of the thought. The cliche is immediately perceivable; the commonplace very often escapes notice if decked out in original dress. There are few examples, in any literature, of new ideas expressed in original form. The most critical mind must often be content with one or the other of these pleasures, only too happy when it is not deprived of both at once, which is not too rarely the case.

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For two thousand years Christianity has been telling us: life is death, death is life; it is high time to consult the dictionary.

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Art is the flower of life and, as seed, it gives back life.

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God is not all that exists. God is all that does not exist.

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To know what everyone knows is to know nothing.

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Most men who rail against women are railing at one woman only.

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