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In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.
Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the only important thing.
A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?
If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.
Even if it were proven that God didn't exist, Religion would still be Saintly and Divine.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
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