Quotations From GEORGE SAND
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Letter, March 4, 1831. The Letters of George Sand (1930).
No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions ... which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.George Sand (1804-1976), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, preface (1851).
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Letter, May 25, 1866. Correspondence, vol. 4 (1883). Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant.
One approaches the journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. "Final Comment by George Sand," (written, Sept. 1868) published in The Intimate Journal of George Sand (1929).
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The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. Handsome Lawrence, ch. 1 (1872).
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I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, ch. 2 (1851). speaking of peasants. Real name Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant.
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, ch. 1 (1851). Real name is Amandine-Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne Dudevant.
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He who draws noble delights from the sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.George Sand (1804-1876), French novelist. The Haunted Pool, ch. 2 (1851).
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