Octave Mirbeau


Octave Mirbeau Quotes

  • ''When one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay.''
    Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "14 September," (1900). The Diary of a Chambermaid.
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  • ''The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.''
    Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "Pour Jean Grave," Le Journal (Feb. 19, 1894). Referring to a bombing campaign, which Jean Grave had allegedly incited by his inflammatory anarchist pamphlets, and for which he was to be tried the following week.
  • ''Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.''
    Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "The Manuscript," The Torture Garden (1899).

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