Facts about Edmond De Goncourt

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Edmond De Goncourt was a famous Writer from France, who lived between May 26, 1822 and July 16, 1896. He/she became 74 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by Edmond.

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Famous quotes by Edmond De Goncourt (16)


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"People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug"
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"Genius is the talent of a person who is dead"
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"The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman"
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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"
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"A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world"
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"Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization"
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"That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum"
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"Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins"
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"Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present"
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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"
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"Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs"
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"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion"
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"Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity"
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"The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals"
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"A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin"
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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"


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