Paul Valery

1871 - 1945

A Quote by Paul Valery on purity, quality, and world

In the physical world, one cannot increase the size or quantity of anything without changing its quality. Similar figures exist only in pure geometry.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on future

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The future isn't what it used to be.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on future and trouble

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on ideas, people, and seriousness

Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery

The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

Source: Mauvaises Pensées et Autres, 1941, see Klee

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A Quote by Paul Valery on art and work

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An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on poetry

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A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

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A Quote by Paul Valery on mind

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A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.

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A Quote by Paul Valery on god

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God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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