Theophile Gautier Quotes

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The cat is a dilettante in fur.


Eyes so transparent,
That through them one sees the soul.


Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
— Theophile Gautier

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Critical lice are like bodily lice, which desert corpses to seek the living.


There was something theatrical and grandiloquent about him, and he seemed to pose like an actor who attracts admiration.  His motions were slow, undulating, and full of majesty.