Quotations From EDMOND DE GONCOURT


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  • Sickness sensitizes man for observation, like a photographic plate.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1879), French writer. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. by Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for March 27, 1865 (1888-1896).
  • The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer, journalist. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for Oct. 29, 1868 (1888-1896).
  • Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals (1888-1896). Entry for July 30, 1861.

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  • As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870). repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, entry for December 7, 1860, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals (1888-1896).

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  • The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules Alfred Huot De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer, journalist. journal entry, Oct. 23, 1864. The Goncourt Journals (1956), repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962).

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  • That which, perhaps, hears more nonsense than anything in the world, is a picture in a museum.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer. The Goncourt Journals 1851-1870, entry for 1866, ed. Lewis Galantière (1937).

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  • I feel sure that coups d'état would go much better if there were seats, boxes, and stalls so that one could see what was happening and not miss anything.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer. repr. in Pages from the Goncourt Journal, Dec. 1851 entry, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals (1888-1896).

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  • A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer, journalist. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for July 23, 1864 (1956). Written with Jules de Goncourt (1830-1870).
  • Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-96), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer, journalist. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for July 30, 1861 (1888-1896). Written with Jules de Goncourt (1830-1870).
  • The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822-1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830-1870), French writer. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for Oct. 23, 1864 (1956).

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