Andre Malraux Quotes


19 Andre Malraux quotes:



"Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only"
"Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved"
Author: Malraux Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act."
"To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less."
"Art is a revolt against fate."
"The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself."
"And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own."
"Some pictures are in the gallery because they belong to humanity and others because they belong to the United States."
Author: Malraux Quotes Category: Humanity Quotes
"Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were."
"To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved."
"There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman."
"An art book is a museum without walls."
"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides."
"Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real."
"The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself."
"All art is a revolt against man's fate."
"Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only."
"Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it."
"What is man? A miserable little pile of secrets"
Author: Malraux Quotes Category: Secrets Quotes



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