Romain Gary, 1914 - 1980
Born: 21 May 1914, Vilnius, Russian Empire
Died: 2 December 1980, Paris, France
Additional quotes from Wikiquote. Wikiquote entries are "sourced" and may include items longer than those included here, particularly for poets, lyricists, and dramatists.
Romain Gary quotes:
Click here to find books by Romain Gary at Amazon.com
- A writer's subconscious is one of the filthiest places there are: as a matter of fact, you can find the whole world there. permalink
The Dance of Genghis Cohn (1967)
- Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. permalink
Promise at Dawn (1961)
- The bombs I dropped on Germany between 1940 and 1944 maybe killed a Rilke or a Goethe or a Hölderin in his cradle. And yes, of course, if it had to be done over, I would do it again. Hitler had condemned us to kill. Not even the most just causes are ever innocent. permalink
quoted by Tzvetan Todorov in Hope and Memory: Lessons from the Twentieth Century (2003)
- When a war is won, it's the losers, not the winners, who are liberated. permalink
Please report any problems on this page! If you see any typos, incorrect attributions, deformed characters, or any other problem with this page, we want to fix it as soon
as possible. Please click here to report errors.
Note: Do not use titles in author searches, we don't use them, including president, senator, prime minister, king, queen, saint, or doctor, or abbreviations thereof. See explanation here.