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).
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