Jules Renard, aka Pierre-Jules Renard

Renard, aka Pierre-Jules Renard

French Novelist, Playwright

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A sweeper is proud to talk with the driver of a car master.

He would feed the words in the palm of his hand.

It is when we are faced with death that we turn most bookish.

The caret is the swallow of writing.

Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.

A word so pretty as we would like with cheeks to kiss.

How can you prove if we are currently sleeping and our thoughts are a dream, or if we are awake and talking to each other in the waking state?

Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired.

The danger of success is that it makes us forget the terrible injustice of the world.

Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.

Add three letters to Paris, this is heaven.

I am afraid I shall not find Him, but I shall still look for Him. If He exists, He may be appreciative of my efforts.

Listening only his courage, which meant nothing to him, he took care not to intervene

The dream is the luxury of thinking.

We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?

An cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.

I am never bored anywhere: being bored is an insult to oneself.

Love is like an hourglass: as the heart fills, the brain empties.

The fear of boredom is the only excuse for work.

We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.

I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.

The idea of calm exists in a sitting cat.

We spend our lives talking about this mystery - our life.

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French Novelist, Playwright