Quotations From ANDRÉ MALRAUX

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  • 1.
    All art is a revolt against man's fate.
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. The Voices of Silence, pt. 4, ch. 7 (1951).

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  • 2.
    Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Quoted in Lillian Smith, The Journey, ch. 15 (1955).

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  • 3.
    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.
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Man's Hope, pt. 2, sct. 2, ch. 12 (1937).

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  • 4.
    The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves ... is what I call hell.
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Anti-Memoirs, "The Human Condition," sct. 2 (1967), trans. by Terence Kilmartin (1968). Referring to the concentration camps in Nazi Germany.
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