Jules Renard

22 Feb 1864 // 22 May 1910
Author / Dramatist


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Words are the small change of thought
We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life
We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write one page, it writes three hundred
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."