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Theophile Gautier Quotes and Sayings

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Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
- Theophile Gautier

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail,
the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.
- Theophile Gautier

The word poet literally means maker:
anything which is not well made doesn't exist.
- Theophile Gautier

What I write is not for little girls.
- Theophile Gautier

 

Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living.
- Theophile Gautier

The cat is a dilettante in fur.
- Theophile Gautier

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your
friend but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier

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I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
- Theophile Gautier

You do not become a critic until it has been completely
established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
- Theophile Gautier

To love is to admire with the heart;
to admire is to love with the mind.
- Theophile Gautier

Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material
that resists the process,
verse, marble, onyx, or enamel.
- Theophile Gautier

I was born to travel and write verse.
- Theophile Gautier

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.
- Theophile Gautier

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat.
It is a philosophical animal...
one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
- Theophile Gautier

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.
- Theophile Gautier

Books follow morals, and not morals books.
- Theophile Gautier

Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen.
- Theophile Gautier

I am a man for whom the outside world exists.
- Theophile Gautier

Sooner barbarity than boredom.
- Theophile Gautier

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation.
- Neale Donald Walsch PHOTO

We should not let our response to
the people who disagree with us
be dictated by what they say about us
or even how they treat people we care for.
There has to be a chance that we can find love.
- William J. Clinton

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who trusts all things to chance,
makes a lottery of his life
- Proverb

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Not chance of birth or place has made us friends,
Being oftentimes of different tongues and nations,
But the endeavor for the selfsame ends,
With the same hopes, and fears, and aspirations.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
- Sammy Hagar

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
- Albert Camus

There is no chance and anarchy in the universe.
All is system and gradation.
Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man was ever wise by chance.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Oprah Winfrey

We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
- Spike Milligan

As a rock star, I have two instincts,
I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

Read the best books first,
or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to have fun, and I want to change the world.
I have a chance to do both.
- Bono

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
- Harrison Ford

Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
- Phyllis Diller

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

I get cassettes near Academy Award time of every movie
that's made that thinks it has some kind of chance for a nomination -
that's when I watch my movies.
- William Peter Blatty

Think of war as a game of Russian roulette.
It is a game of chance with your life as the grand prize.
- Ramman Kenoun

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy.
I took a chance.
- Wanda Sykes

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women -
that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster.
That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.
- Salma Hayek

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives
no one a chance to kill the right people.
- Ezra Pound

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one
of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance.
I mean, you can always do it later.
- Harvey Fierstein

You never know who's going to become your friend.
Friends are always chance meetings.
- Steve Guttenberg

We don't want a busybody government -
a boss -
that butts into our lives every chance it gets to tell us how to work,
how to play, where to live and on and on.
- Sonny Perdue

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor,
to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
The money is the gravy.
- Bette Davis

If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
- Arsene Wenger

Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps.
- Alan Ladd

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth
has a chance to get its pants on.
- Winston Churchill

If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery,
a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
- A. R. Ammons


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