Jules Renard - Quotes

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On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat. ---->>>

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. ---->>>

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. ---->>>

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say. ---->>>

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins. ---->>>

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. ---->>>

There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.

There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. ---->>>

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right. ---->>>

As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more. ---->>>

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't. ---->>>

Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock. ---->>>

A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings. ---->>>

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you. ---->>>

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened. ---->>>

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it. ---->>>

A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea. ---->>>

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it. ---->>>

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead. ---->>>

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. ---->>>

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. ---->>>

Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred. ---->>>

Fame is a constant effort. ---->>>

I am not sincere, even when I say I am not. ---->>>

Words are the small change of thought. ---->>>

The bourgeois are other people. ---->>>

We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest. ---->>>

We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life. ---->>>

Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: February 22, 1864
Birthplace:
Die: 05-22, 1910
Occupation: Dramatist
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Pierre-Jules Renard or Jules Renard (22 February 1864 – 22 May 1910) was a French author and member of the Académie Goncourt, most famous for the works Poil de carotte (Carrot Top, 1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Nature Stories, 1896). Among his other works are Le Plaisir de rompre (The Pleasure of Breaking, 1898) and Huit jours à la campagne (A Week in the Country, 1906) (wikipedia)