Paul Valery

1871 - 1945

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.

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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