Edmond de Goncourt Quotes & Sayings

15 most famous Edmond de Goncourt quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.”
Edmond de Goncourt Quotes
“Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization.”
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“Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.”
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“Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.”

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