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Jean Rostand Quotes

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"Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you."
Marriage

"Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth."

"Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that."

"A man is not old as long as he is seeking something."

"Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us."
Computers

"A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time."

"To be adult is to be alone."

"Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."

"It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls."

"Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said."

"The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God."

"Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued."

"Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable."

"The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to."

"Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness."

"Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt.."

"God, that checkroom of our dreams."

"God, that dumping ground of our dreams."

"I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan."

"The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same."

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