Jules Goncourt Quotes


7 Jules Goncourt quotes:



"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."
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"Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence."
"There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men."
"There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable."
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"As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture."
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"Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it."
Author: Goncourt Quotes Category: Listening Quotes
"One of the proud joys of the man of letters --if that man of letters is an artist is to feel within himself the power to immortalize at will anything he chooses to immortalize. Insignificant though he may be, he is conscious of possessing a creative divinity. God creates lives; the man of imagination creates fictional lives which may make a profound and as it were more living impression on the world's memory."



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