Paul Valery Quotes
Brief author info: Paul Valery (1871-1945) French poet and critic.
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Love is being stupid together.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
Mind has transformed the world, and the world is repaying it with interest. It has led man where he had no idea how to go.
No work of art is ever completed, it is only abandoned.
God made everything out of the void, but the void shows through.
That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
The great virtues of the German people have created more evils than idleness ever did vices.
History justifies whatever we want it to. It teaches absolutely nothing, for it contains everything and gives examples of everything.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.