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Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: It's a curious idea to reproduce when you It's a curious idea to reproduce when you don't even like life. Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Through all the years of my sad youth Through all the years of my sad youth Huysmans remained a companion, a faithful friend; never once did I doubt him, — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: It is in our relations with other people It is in our relations with other people that we gain a sense of ourselves; it's that, pretty much, that makes relations with other people unbearable. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: As I got older, I also found myself As I got older, I also found myself agreeing more with Nietzsche, as is no doubt inevitable once your plumbing starts to fail. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Yet the special thing about literature, the major Yet the special thing about literature, the major art form of a Western civilization now ending before our very eyes, is not hard to define. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Even in our deepest, most lasting friendships, we Even in our deepest, most lasting friendships, we never speak as openly as when we face a blank page and address a reader we do not know. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The mere will to live was clearly no The mere will to live was clearly no match for the pains and aggravations that punctuate the life of the average Western man. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Love binds, and it binds forever. Good binds Love binds, and it binds forever. Good binds while evil unravels. Separation is another word for evil; it is also another word for deceit. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: That old queer Nietzsche had it right: Christianity That old queer Nietzsche had it right: Christianity was, at the end of the day, a feminine religion. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Much, maybe too much, has been written about Much, maybe too much, has been written about literature. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Happy are those who are satisfied by life, Happy are those who are satisfied by life, who amuse themselves, who are content. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: In the presence of a reader of Teilhard In the presence of a reader of Teilhard De Chardin I feel disarmed, nonplussed, ready to break down in tears. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: For men, love is nothing more than gratitude For men, love is nothing more than gratitude for the gift of pleasure, — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Not having anything around to read is dangerous: Not having anything around to read is dangerous: you have to content yourself with life itself, and that can lead you to take risks. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The sun shone on the meadows and woods The sun shone on the meadows and woods like a trusted employee. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: In that time he had managed to write In that time he had managed to write books that made me consider him a friend more than a hundred years later. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: In my own writing, I think of myself In my own writing, I think of myself as a realist who exaggerates a little. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I didn't even want to fuck her, or I didn't even want to fuck her, or maybe I kind of wanted to fuck her but I also kind of wanted to die, I couldn't really tell. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The world outside had its own rules, and The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The only conclusion he could draw was that The only conclusion he could draw was that without points of reference, a man melts away. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: You can't be a crazy rebel in the You can't be a crazy rebel in the face of death, it's not a fitting attitude. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: When you got right down to it, my When you got right down to it, my dick was the one organ that hadn't presented itself to my consciousness through pain, — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: For the French, an intellectual didn't have to For the French, an intellectual didn't have to be responsible. That wasn't his job. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: If life is an illusion it's a pretty If life is an illusion it's a pretty painful one. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: A woman is human, obviously, but she represents A woman is human, obviously, but she represents a slightly different kind of humanity. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Youth, beauty, strenght: the criteria for physical lova Youth, beauty, strenght: the criteria for physical lova are exactly the same as those of Nazism. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The truth is that men were simply giving The truth is that men were simply giving up the ghost. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: It's perfectly possible to live without expecting anything It's perfectly possible to live without expecting anything of life; in fact, it's the most common way. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The most stupid religion is Islam. The most stupid religion is Islam. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The night is far spent, the day is The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Father died last year. I don't subscribe to Father died last year. I don't subscribe to the theory by which we only become truly adult when our parents die; we never become truly adult. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I prefer reading to writing. Reading changes your I prefer reading to writing. Reading changes your world view. Writing changes absolutely nothing. Except, of course, when it makes you rich. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The Americans are completely stupid. The intellectual level The Americans are completely stupid. The intellectual level in any single European country is higher than in America. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The great advantage of a novel is you The great advantage of a novel is you can put in whatever comes into your head - it has the same shape as the human brain. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The triumph of vegetation is total. The triumph of vegetation is total. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The beach at Meschers was crawling with wankers The beach at Meschers was crawling with wankers in shorts and bimbos in thongs. It was reassuring. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Tenderness is a deeper instinct than seduction, which Tenderness is a deeper instinct than seduction, which is why it is so hard to give up hope. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The Enlightened One, if he had meditated on The Enlightened One, if he had meditated on it, would not necessarily have rejected a technical solution. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The absence of the will to live is, The absence of the will to live is, alas, not sufficient to make one want to die. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: To love a book is, above all, to To love a book is, above all, to love its author: we want to meet him again, we want to spend our days with him. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: We turn our eyes to the heavens, and We turn our eyes to the heavens, and the heavens are empty. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The greater the proportion of pure morality in The greater the proportion of pure morality in a particular system, the happier and more enduring the society. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: While I was waiting to die, I still While I was waiting to die, I still had the Journal of Nineteenth-Century Studies. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: What's amazing about Bayrou, what makes him irreplaceable," What's amazing about Bayrou, what makes him irreplaceable," Tanneur enthused, "is that he's an utter moron. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Rumor had it that he was homosexual; in Rumor had it that he was homosexual; in reality, in recent years, he was simply a garden-variety alcoholic. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: What would it be like when I was What would it be like when I was fifty, sixty, older? I'd be no more than a jumble of organs in slow decomposition. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Why am I popular? I don't know. Is Why am I popular? I don't know. Is it a mistake? I should think it's a mistake somewhere. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I was as political as a bath towel I was as political as a bath towel — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Islam is a dangerous religion. Islam is a dangerous religion. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The love of a dog is a pure The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I tend to think that good and evil I tend to think that good and evil exist and that the quantity in each of us is unchangeable. The moral character of people is set, fixed until death. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: But it remains the case that, on the But it remains the case that, on the level of consumption, the preeminence of the twentieth century was indisputable: nothing. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: the tables were taken by law students talking the tables were taken by law students talking about rave parties or 'junior associates', in other words, those things which interest law students — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The feeling of closeness when we talked on The feeling of closeness when we talked on the phone was too violent, and the void that came afterward too cruel. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I don't like this world. I definitely do I don't like this world. I definitely do not like it. The society in which I live disgusts
me; advertising sickens me; computers make me puke. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Using a big word like 'plagiarism' ... always Using a big word like 'plagiarism' ... always causes some damage. It will always do lasting damage, like accusations of racism. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Those who think they know me are simply Those who think they know me are simply lacking in information. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: A whore can always turn herself into a A whore can always turn herself into a good little cook over time. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Anything can happen in life, especially nothing. Anything can happen in life, especially nothing. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Now abideth beauty, truth, and intensity; but the Now abideth beauty, truth, and intensity; but the greatest of these is intensity. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I'd say that the question whether love still I'd say that the question whether love still exists plays the same role in my novels as the question of God's existence in Dostoevsky. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: People cannot live without God; life becomes unbearable. People cannot live without God; life becomes unbearable. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: It's hard to understand other people, to know It's hard to understand other people, to know what's hidden in their hearts, and without the assistance of alcohol it might never be done at all. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: In reality, the monotheist texts preach neither peace, In reality, the monotheist texts preach neither peace, love nor tolerance. They are texts of hate. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: My novels are all ideas. My novels are all ideas. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Active people don't change the world profoundly; ideas Active people don't change the world profoundly; ideas do. Napoleon is less important in world history than Jean-Jacques Rousseau. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: His masterpiece was a dead end - but His masterpiece was a dead end - but isn't that true of any masterpiece? — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: It was amazing, even, to think that the It was amazing, even, to think that the only thing left to people in their despair was reading. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: I think that if I am notorious, it I think that if I am notorious, it is because other people have decided that this is how I should be. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: The Sushi Warehouse in Roissy 2E offered an The Sushi Warehouse in Roissy 2E offered an exceptional range of Norwegian mineral waters. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Were they ready to give up everything for Were they ready to give up everything for their country? I felt ready to give up everything, not really for my country, but in general. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: In order to pass the time I told In order to pass the time I told him the story of the German who ate the other German whom he'd met on the internet. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: the word humanism made me want to vomit, the word humanism made me want to vomit, — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: These immigrants held out the hope of a These immigrants held out the hope of a new golden age for the old continent. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: All in all, I was harking back to All in all, I was harking back to the Ancient Greeks. When you get old, you always hark back to the Ancient Greeks. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: When a country is strong ... it accepts When a country is strong ... it accepts any dose of pessimism from its writers. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Intimacy isn't something men talk about. Intimacy isn't something men talk about. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Polemical debates happen all the time in France. Polemical debates happen all the time in France. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: When you read the Koran, you give up. When you read the Koran, you give up. At least the Bible is very beautiful because Jews have an extraordinary literary talent. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: All I knew was that once again I All I knew was that once again I found myself alone, with even less desire to live and nothing to look forward to but aggravations. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: There is no Israel for me. There is no Israel for me. — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: Beds last on an average much longer than Beds last on an average much longer than marriages ... — Michel Houellebecq
Houellebecq Quotes By Michel Houellebecq: an intellectual didn't have to be responsible. That an intellectual didn't have to be responsible. That wasn't his job. In — Michel Houellebecq