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Honore de Balzac Biography
Honoré de Balzac was a French author of stories as well as narratives. He is the primary agent of the very first fantastic generation of French authors like.
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After a couple of fell short organization adventure he tossed himself with great energy into the literature, and blogged about 80 books from 1830 up until his fatality in 1850. Most of Balzac's stories are part of the bigger unique suite from 1842, which he called "La Comédie Humaine" (The Human Comedy), the title was inspired by Dante's
Comedy. This terrific unique series, where a network of more than 2000 individuals are acting in a number of publications, was divided into subseries as "Scenes from Parisian Life" and "Scenes from the life of the province." The grasp to allow individuals act in several publications, he began to make use of from the Father Goriot (1835), considered as his magnum opus.
Balzac's composing design was ingenious for its time and also he is thought about one of the pioneers of realism in literature. He is likewise known for his facility and also well-drawn personalities, and his works commonly check out the themes of ambition, greed, and also power.
Balzac's literary credibility has actually remained to expand because his death, as well as his jobs are widely read as well as researched worldwide. He is thought about among the best novelists of all time and is frequently compared to other fantastic authors such as
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84 Famous quotes by Honore de Balzac
"The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman"
"An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence"
"A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity"
"What is a child, monsieur, but the image of two beings, the fruit of two sentiments spontaneously blended?"
"The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other"
"All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual"
"A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over"
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea"
"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears"
"A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories"
"A mother who is really a mother is never free"
"A man is a poor creature compared to a woman"
"A lover always thinks of his mistress first and himself second; with a husband it runs the other way"
"A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed"
"A grocer is attracted to his business by a magnetic force as great as the repulsion which renders it odious to artists"
"A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning"
"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin"
"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital"
"Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other"
"Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society"
"The man whose action habitually bears the stamp of his mind is a genius, but the greatest genius is not always equal to himself, or he would cease to be human"
"The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance"
"The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris"
"No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman"
"In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls"
"The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute"
"Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything: familiarity"
"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart"
"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them"
"If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye"
"When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa"
"Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin"
"It is easier to be a lover than a husband for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time"
"When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich"
"To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure"
"Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys"
"Those who spend too fast never grow rich"
"There is something great and terrible about suicide"
"There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power"
"There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile"
"The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition"
"The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one"
"The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste"
"The more one judges, the less one loves"
"Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?"
"Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings"
"Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine"
"Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue"
"Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart"
"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true"