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Raymond Queneau Quotes and Sayings

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One can easily classify all works of fiction either
as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't
know that the character in question is himself the
hero of the story being told,
that's a technical refinement.
- Raymond Queneau

There have been only rare moments in history where
individual histories were able to run their course
without wars or revolutions.
- Raymond Queneau

A very great Iliad...
concerns the creation of a nation.
- Raymond Queneau

 

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience,
at the end of his odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history.
- Raymond Queneau

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It doesn't seem to me that anyone has discovered much
that's new since the Iliad or the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

We have gotten away from this double aspect of either
putting the character back into historical events or
of making a historical event of his very life.
- Raymond Queneau

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

All confessions are Odysseys.
- Raymond Queneau

After the magical act accomplished by Joyce with Ulysses,
perhaps we are getting away from it.
- Raymond Queneau

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
- Raymond Queneau

The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point
where they are well-established,
and even so it is detached from the historical side.
- Raymond Queneau

The Odyssey is the story of someone who,
in the course of diverse experiences,
acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality.
- Raymond Queneau

When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet
and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing,
Ulysses isn't interested any longer.
That's very astonishing.
- Raymond Queneau

Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters,
whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest,
and place them in an important historical context,
which remains secondary in spite of everything.
- Raymond Queneau

Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story,
which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an
individual as having a general historical value,
which is the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

It is the creator of fiction's point of view;
it is the character who interests him.
Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the
story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
- Raymond Queneau

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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