François Charles Mauriac, 1885 - 1970
Cover of "Inner Memories"
Born: 11 October 1885, Bordeaux, France
Died: 1 September 1970, Paris, France
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- A good critic is the sorcerer who makes some hidden spring gush forth unexpectedly under our feet. permalink
"A Critique of Criticism" in Second Thoughts (1961)
- Every novelist ought to invent his own technique, that is the fact of the matter. Every novel worthy of the name is like another planet, whether large or small, which has its own laws just as it has its own flora and fauna. permalink
- Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses. permalink
- If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads. permalink
- Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed-off wings where he never ventures. permalink
- Men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed off wings where he never ventures. permalink
Second Thoughts: Reflections on Literature and on Life (1961)
- No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever. permalink
- The grandeur of man lies in song, not in thought. permalink
"The Poet's Pride" in Second Thoughts (1961)
- The sexual act has no resemblance to any other act: its demands are frenzied and participate in infinity. It is a tidal wave able to cover everything and bear away everything. permalink
What I Believe (1963)
- To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others. permalink
- Where does discipline end? Where does cruelty begin? Somewhere between these, thousands of children inhabit a voiceless hell. permalink
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