François Mauriac Quotes

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The grandeur of man lies in song, not in thought.


A good critic is the sorcerer who makes some hidden spring gush forth unexpectedly under our feet.


Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed off wings where he never ventures.

know yourself the human condition mankind

"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread.

reading re-reading

The sexual act has no resemblance to any other act: its demands are frenzied and participate in infinity.  It is a tidal wave able to cover everything and bear away everything.