Emile-Auguste Chartier

Emile-Auguste Chartier Quotes

  • ''When we speak, in gestures or signs, we fashion a real object in the world; the gesture is seen, the words and the song are heard. The arts are simply a kind of writing, which, in one way or another, fixes words or gestures, and gives body to the invisible.''
    Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier] (1868-1951), French philosopher. The Gods, introduction (1934, trans. 1988). . . .
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  • ''As opposed to the incoherent spectacle of the world, the real is what is expected, what is obtained and what is discovered by our own movement. It is what is sensed as being within our own power and always responsive to our action.''
    Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier] (1868-1951), French philosopher. The Gods, bk. 1, ch. 3 (1934, trans. 1988).

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