Remy de Gourmont

Remy de Gourmont was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic.

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Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.Rate it:
If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be --not understood, but divined.Rate it:
Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.Rate it:
Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.Rate it:
Man is the inventor of stupidity.Rate it:
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.Rate it:
Science is the only truth and it is the great lie. It knows nothing, and people think it knows everything. It is misrepresented. People think that science is electricity, automobilism, and dirigible balloons. It is something very different. It is life devouring itself. It is the sensibility transformed into intelligence. It is the need to know stifling the need to live. It is the genius of knowledge vivisecting the vital genius.Rate it:
Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.Rate it:
The human mind is so complex and things are so tangled up with each other that, to explain a blade of straw, one would have to take to pieces an entire universe. A definition is a sack of flour compressed into a thimble.Rate it:
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.Rate it:
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.Rate it:

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