Famous Quotes from ...

Paul Valery



    An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

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    The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

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    Love is being stupid together.

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    The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

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    A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

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    The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

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    We are wont to condemn self-love; but what we really mean to condemn is contrary to self-love. It is that mixture of selfishness and self-hate that permanently pursues us, that prevents us from loving others, and that prohibits us from losing ourselves.

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    A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.

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    Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature.

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