Paul Valery - Quotes

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The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone. ---->>>

The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. ---->>>

Love is being stupid together. ---->>>

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect. ---->>>

A businessman is a hybrid of a dancer and a calculator. ---->>>

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.

War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.

A man is a poet if difficulties inherent in his art provide him with ideas; he is not a poet if they deprive him of ideas. ---->>>

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. ---->>>

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

At times I think and at times I am.

At times I think and at times I am.

A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others. ---->>>

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. ---->>>

Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business. ---->>>

A man is infinitely more complicated than his thoughts. ---->>>

Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. ---->>>

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. ---->>>

Politeness is organized indifference. ---->>>

That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false. ---->>>

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to. ---->>>

Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder. ---->>>

That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. ---->>>

Science means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always successful. All the rest is literature. ---->>>

In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.

In poetry everything which must be said is almost impossible to say well.

The future, like everything else, is not what it used to be. ---->>>

A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key. ---->>>

Power without abuse loses its charm. ---->>>

We are enriched by our reciprocate differences. ---->>>

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities, but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant and totally unexpected thoughts. ---->>>

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

History is the science of things which are not repeated. ---->>>

Poe is the only impeccable writer. He was never mistaken. ---->>>

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh. ---->>>

The history of thought may be summed up in these words: it is absurd by what it seeks and great by what it finds. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: October 30, 1871
Birthplace:
Die: 07-20, 1945
Occupation: Poet
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Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (; French: [pɔl valeʁi]; 30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), his interests included aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events. Valéry was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 12 different years (wikipedia)