Paul Valery Quotes

Paul Valery Quotes: What golden hour of life, what glittering moment will ever equal the pain its loss can cause?
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Paul Valery Quote: What is simple is wrong, and what is complicated cannot be understood.
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Quotes about Paul Valery: Poetry is simply literature reduced to the essence of its active principle. It is purged of idols of every kind, of realistic illusions, of any conceivable equivocation between the language of
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Quote about Paul Valery: God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
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Paul Valery Sayings: The commerce of minds was necessarily the first commerce in the world, ... since before bartering things one must barter signs, and it is necessary therefore that signs be instituted. There is no market or exchange without language. The first instrument of all commerce is language.
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Paul Valery Saying: Order always weighs on the individual. Disorder makes him wish for the police or for death. These are two extreme circumstances in which human nature is not at ease.
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Sayings about Paul Valery: The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give it stability.
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Saying about Paul Valery: An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
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Paul Valery Quotes: Freedom of mind and mind itself have been most fully developed in regions where trade developed at the same time. In all ages, without exception, every intense production of art, ideas, and spiritual values has occurred in some locality where a remarkable degree of economic activity was also manifest.
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Paul Valery Quote: History justifies whatever we want it to. It teaches absolutely nothing, for it contains everything and gives examples of everything.
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Quotes about Paul Valery: Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign.
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Quote about Paul Valery: Every social system is more or less against nature, and at every moment nature is at work to reclaim her rights.
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Paul Valery Sayings: The mere notion of photography, when we introduce it into our meditation on the genesis of historical knowledge and its true value, suggests the simple question: Could such and such a fact, as it is narrated here, have been photographed?
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Paul Valery Saying: A really free mind is scarcely attached to its opinions. If the mind cannot help giving birth to ... emotions and affections which at first appear to be inseparable from them, it reacts against these intimate phenomena it experiences against its will.
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Sayings about Paul Valery: The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
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Saying about Paul Valery: Interruption, incoherence, surprise are the ordinary conditions of our life. They have even become real needs for many people, whose minds are no longer fed by anything but sudden changes and constantly renewed stimuli. We can no longer bear anything that lasts. We no longer know how to make boredom bear fruit. So the whole question comes down to this: can the human mind master what the human mind has made?
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Paul Valery Quotes: to live means to lack something at every moment
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Paul Valery Quote: Follow the path of your aroused thought, and you will soon meet this infernal inscription: There is nothing so beautiful as that which does not exist.
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