Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Edmond De Goncourt
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896), French writer, journalist, and Jules De Goncourt (1830–1870), French writer, journalist. repr. In Pages from the Goncourt Journal, ed. Robert Baldick (1962). The Goncourt Journals, entry for July 23, 1864 (1956).
Written with Jules de Goncourt (1830-1870).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.