Jules Renard, aka Pierre-Jules Renard

Renard, aka Pierre-Jules Renard

French Novelist, Playwright

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Better health, it is not to feel his health.

I have a remarkable memory; I forget everything. It is wonderfully convenient. It is as though the world were constantly renewing itself for me.

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.

Beware!ÿHappiness overflowing splashes neighbor.

I have no religion,? says Borneau, ?but I respect the religion of others. Religion is sacred.? Why this privilege, this immunity?... A believer creates God in his own image; if he is ugly, his God will be morally ugly. Why should moral ugliness be respectable?

Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live. I think I would rather possess eyes that know no sight, ears that know no sound, hands that know no touch than a heart that knows no love. To handle yourself, use your head, to handle others, use your heart. Love is like an hourglass With the heart filling up As the brain empties

The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.

Write with the tip of his heart.

Certainly there are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.

I have not even had a chance to miss a train which it happened an accident.

Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it.

The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.

Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.

If the rest is still a little work, it is all the result of boredom.

Posterity! Why should people be less stupid tomorrow than they are today?

The woman is spending a reed.

Writing, it's a way of speaking without being interrupted.

Everything is beautiful.ÿWe must speak of a pig as a flower.

In the most complete friendship there is always a little empty space, like the space in an egg.

Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.

There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.

You must love nature and men despite the mud.

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French Novelist, Playwright