théophile gautier quotes

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Th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!
You are more than entitled not to know what the word 'performative' means. It is a new word and an ugly word, and perhaps it does ...
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will ...
To handle a language skillfully is to practice a kind of evocative sorcery.
Where one should see only what is beautiful, our public looks only for what is true.
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.
Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
It is one of the prodigious privileges of art that the horrific, artistically expressed, becomes beauty, and that sorrow, given rh ...
How often must I repeat, that I know or am conscious of my own being; and that I myself am not my ideas, but somewhat else, a thin ...
Science, after all, is only an expression for our ignorance of our own ignorance.
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