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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Author
Nation: French
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Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.

Tags: Hides, Thinks

There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.

Tags: Islam, West, Woman

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.

Tags: Courage, Failure, Successful

Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.

Tags: Against, Art, Fate

Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.

Tags: History, Love, Time

The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.

Tags: Leader, Love, Loved

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.

Tags: Destiny, Ends, Faces

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.

Tags: Genius, Interpret

An art book is a museum without walls.

Tags: Art, Book, Walls

Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.

Tags: Communism, Democracy, Destroy

Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.

Tags: Human, Knows, Wishes

Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.

Tags: Physical, Real, Suffering

To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.

Tags: Business, Less, Serve

Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.

Tags: Age, May, Music

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.

Tags: Hell, Human, Themselves

The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.

Tags: Artist, Become, Universe

There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.

Tags: Revolution, War, Win
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War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.

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To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.

Tags: Evening, May, Painting
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