Edmond De Goncourt Quotes

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Edmond De Goncourt Quotes

Any man who does not see everything in terms of self, that is to say who wants to be something in respect of other men, to do good to them or simply give them something to do, is unhappy, disconsolate, and accursed.
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If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.

— Edmond De Goncourt

I have always derived indescribable pleasure from leading a decent woman to the edge of sin and leaving her there to live between the temptation and the fear of that sin.

— Edmond De Goncourt

History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been.

— Edmond De Goncourt

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.

— Edmond De Goncourt

As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.

— Edmond De Goncourt

Surely nothing has to listen to so many stupid remarks as a painting in a museum.

— Edmond De Goncourt

Statistics is the first of the inexact sciences.

— Edmond De Goncourt

Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate.

— Edmond De Goncourt

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