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A car can massage organs which no masseur can reach. It is the one rem...   Life
A film is a petrified fountain of thought.   Movies
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardene...   Poetry
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long...   Life
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious...   Life
An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss...   Life
An original artist is unable to copy. So he has only to copy in order ...   Life
Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious.   Life
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with t...   Art
Being tactful in audacity is knowing how far one can go to far.   Life
Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his l...   Poetry
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write pl...   Life
Don't for a moment believe He was killing the young; He was costuming ...   Life
Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train rac...   Life
He has the manner of a giant with the look of a child, a lazy activene...   Life
Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death wi...   Life
I am a lie who always speaks the truth.   Life
I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you d...   Life
I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy o...   Life
If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes t...   Life
If it has to choose who is to be crucified, the crowd will always save...   Life
In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a sp...   Life
It is not I who become addicted, it is my body.   Life
Life is a horizontal fall.   Life
Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his d...   Life
Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ...   Life
One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.   Life
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us i...   Life
Poetry is indispensable - if I only knew what for.   Life
Poets don't draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up ag...   Life
Silence moves faster when it's going backward.   Life
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking towa...   Life
Such is the role of poetry. It unveils, in the strict sense of the wor...   Life
Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.   Life
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.   Life
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produc...   Life
That pile of paper on his left side went on living like the watch on a...   Life
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived id...   Life
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer the...   Life
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.   Life
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of ord...   Life
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is trul...   Life
The joy of youth is to disobey; but the trouble is that there are no l...   Life
The Louvre is a morgue; you go there to identify your friends.   Life
The poet doesn't invent. He listens.   Poetry
The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.   Poetry
The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.   Life
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why...   Life
The trouble about the Academie is that by the time they get around to ...   Life
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderst...   Life
There are too many souls of wood not to love those wooden characters w...   Life
There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to ...   Life
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This p...   Life
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit k...   Life
Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Vistor Hugo.   Life
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of th...   Life
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has...   Life
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.   Life
When a work appears to be ahead of its time, it is only the time that ...   Life
You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see...   Life