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A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by th...   Life
A breath of wind from the wings of madness.   Life
A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.   Life
A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.   Life
Always be a poet, even in prose.   Poetry
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poe...   Life
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.   Life
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and ca...   Art
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; goo...   Life
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.   Life
I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in...   Life
I have cultivated my hysteria with delight and terror. Now I suffer co...   Life
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its ...   Life
In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be si...   Life
Inspiration comes of working every day.   Life
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luc...   Life
It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love ca...   Life
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one ha...   Life
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.   Life
Nothing can be done except little by little.   Life
Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguis...   Life
The cannon thunders... limbs fly in all directions... one can hear the...   Life
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are ...   Life
The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the l...   Life
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels...   Life
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, ...   Life
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.   Life
There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seekin...   Life
There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to G...   Life
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.   Life
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you da...   Life
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation...   Life