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Edmond de Goncourt Quotes

Edmond de Goncourt Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Edmond de Goncourt
Type:
Writer
Nationality:
French
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    A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
  • 10
    The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt
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    The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it. Edmond_de_GoncourtEdmond de Goncourt