Paul Valery

1871 - 1945

A Quote by Paul Valery on poetry

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A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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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.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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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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A Quote by Paul Valery

Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on future and trouble

The trouble with out 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

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

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery

At times I think and at times I am.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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A Quote by Paul Valery on attitude and judgment

Our judgements judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

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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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