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A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Books: Classics]

 

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A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Arts and Artists]

 

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Any man who does not see everything in terms of self, that is to say who wants to be something in respect of other men, to do good to them or simply give them something to do, is unhappy, disconsolate, and accursed.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [People, Other]

 

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As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Arts and Artists]

 

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I feel sure that coups d'Ttat would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [War]

 

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Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Body]

 

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Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead; therein lies the whole art of pleasing. Everybody knows it, and everyone forgets it.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Listening]

 

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One of the proud joys of the man of letters --if that man of letters is an artist is to feel within himself the power to immortalize at will anything he chooses to immortalize. Insignificant though he may be, he is conscious of possessing a creative divinity. God creates lives; the man of imagination creates fictional lives which may make a profound and as it were more living impression on the world's memory.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Literature]

 

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That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Museums and Galleries]

 

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The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Facts]

 

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The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Bores and Boredom]

 

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There have been many definitions of beauty in art. What is it? Beauty is what the untrained eyes consider abominable.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Beauty]

 

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Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Love]

 

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