Theophile Gautier - Quotes

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If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave. ---->>>

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly. ---->>>

The cat is a dilettante in fur.

The cat is a dilettante in fur.

What I write is not for little girls. ---->>>

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. ---->>>

Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen. ---->>>

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution. ---->>>

You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet. ---->>>

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave. ---->>>

Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel. ---->>>

Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living. ---->>>

Sooner barbarity than boredom. ---->>>

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist. ---->>>

Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ---->>>

I was born to travel and write verse. ---->>>

Books follow morals, and not morals books. ---->>>

I am a man for whom the outside world exists. ---->>>

The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist. ---->>>

I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: August 30, 1811
Die: October 23, 1872
Occupation: Poet

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (French: [pjɛʁ ʒyl teofil ɡotje]; 30 August 1811 – 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. While Gautier was an ardent defender of Romanticism, his work is difficult to classify and remains a point of reference for many subsequent literary traditions such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Decadence and Modernism (wikipedia)