Edmond De Goncourt Quotes

Top 19 wise famous quotes and sayings by Edmond De Goncourt

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Edmond De Goncourt quotes: A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world. A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been. History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Princes enjoy themselves like children in the company of ordinary human beings. Princes enjoy themselves like children in the company of ordinary human beings.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins. Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity. Debauchery is perhaps an act of despair in the face of infinity.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization. Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug. People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Genius is the talent of a person who is dead. Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Surely nothing has to listen to so many stupid remarks as a painting in a museum. Surely nothing has to listen to so many stupid remarks as a painting in a museum.
Edmond De Goncourt quotes: Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present. Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.