Patrick Modiano

Born on 30 Jul 1945


I believe that by time I had already realized that no one really answers the questions.
It seems to me now that I'm living in another person inside my everyday life.
Rather than constantly subjecting others to an interrogation, it would be better to take them on silence, as they are.


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."