Remy de Gourmont - Quotes

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Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.

Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.

If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined. ---->>>

Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity. ---->>>

Man is the inventor of stupidity. ---->>>

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. ---->>>

Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity. ---->>>

Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time. ---->>>

The terrible thing about the quest for truth is that you find it. ---->>>

Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about. ---->>>

Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices. ---->>>

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. ---->>>

Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war. ---->>>

Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness. ---->>>

Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds. ---->>>

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. ---->>>

Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction. ---->>>

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence. ---->>>

The woman who loves always smells good. ---->>>

Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live. ---->>>

In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: April 4, 1858
Birthplace:
Die: 09-27, 1915
Occupation: Novelist
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Remy de Gourmont (4 April 1858 – 27 September 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic. He was widely read in his era, and an important influence on Blaise Cendrars and Georges Bataille. The spelling Rémy de Gourmont is incorrect, albeit common and used by Ezra Pound in translations of his work (wikipedia)