Any healthy man can go without food for two days but not without poetry.
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Always be a poet, even in prose.
There exist only three beings worthy of respect the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create.
It is regrettable that, among the Rights of Man, the right of contradicting oneself has been forgotten.
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start.
Who among us has not, in moments of ambition, dreamt of the miracle of a form of poetic prose, musical but without rhythm and rhyme, both supple and staccato enough to adapt itself to the lyrical movements of our souls, the undulating movements of ou
In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.
Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art
Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man's physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.