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Edmond de Goncourt Quotes

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Historians tell the story of the past,
novelists the story of the present.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Laughter is the mind's intonation.
There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and
climbs it while playing a violin.
- Edmond de Goncourt

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt


 

People don't like the true and simple;
they like fairy tales and humbug.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Genius is the talent of a person who is dead.
- Edmond de Goncourt

If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less
of an insult than religion.
- Edmond de Goncourt


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Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years
to bring the world back to life.
Otherwise it would die of civilization.
- Edmond de Goncourt

Today I begin to understand what love must be,
if it exists...
When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.
That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
- Edmond de Goncourt

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
- Samuel Butler

Fortunately, historians are now beginning to recognise
the historic role of Islam as a liberating force for
peoples oppressed by the burdens of unjust social systems.
- Aly Khan

Now, there are some who would like to rewrite history -
revisionist historians is what I like to call them.
- George W. Bush

It doesn't upset artists to find out that artists used
lenses or mirrors or other aids,
but it certainly does upset the art historians.
- Chuck Close

I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
- Ron Chernow

Britain will be honoured by historians more for the
way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she acquired it.
- Lord Harlech

Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates,
but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of
a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely,
extremely low.
- Aldrich Ames

I believe that historians and analysts of historical
events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events,
which they make their subject.
- Ibrahim Babangida

History repeats itself.
Historians repeat each other.
- Philip Guedalla

Study men, not historians.
- Harry S. Truman

I learned more from my mother than from all the art
historians and curators who have informed me about
technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.
- David Rockefeller

Historians will have to face the fact that natural
selection determined the evolution of cultures in the
same manner as it did that of species.
- Konrad Lorenz

The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant
as of Oxford is Capricornus,
whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet,
and patron of religious men.
- John Aubrey

Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social
Historians is that history belongs to those about whom
or whose documents survive.
- Bruce Jackson

You're making a movie, not a documentary.
If you made a film like the historians would like you to make,
you're not going to go and see it.
I'd rather see paint dry.
- Dougray Scott

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

History had its own way of explaining things.
The way historians explain things is by telling a story.
- Donald Kagan

To write history is so difficult that most historians
are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
- Erich Auerbach

Traditionally art is to create and not to revive.
To revive: leave that to the historians,
who are looking backward.
- Josef Albers

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering
questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy

Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century,
and I think there can be little doubt that the Council
on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
- Spencer Abraham

I hope that not only my documentaries,
but everybody's documentaries, last.
It will really confuse historians in the next century,
because they'll have, in addition to all the print material,
they'll have all these pictures to look at.
- Frederick Wiseman

Privatization came on slowly.
When something very big happens, like privatization,
historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes.
That is not how it happened.
- Kenneth Baker

You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story,
but historians are very anal about what they think
should be portrayed on screen.
Thankfully they don't make movies; we do.
- Dougray Scott

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover
that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful
reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
- Marshall McLuhan

If Germany, thanks to Hitler and his successors,
were to enslave the European nations and destroy most
of the treasures of their past,
future historians would certainly pronounce that she had civilized Europe.
- Simone Weil

The historian must have some conception of how men
who are not historians behave.
Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead.
He can only gain that conception through personal experience,
and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius.
- E. M. Forster

Among those people lucky enough, if you will,
to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner,
several historians have said there has not been one
acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
- Barbara Amiel

No, this customary aim of research by excavators is
completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied...
my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact,
on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers.
- Heinrich Schliemann

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and
historians talk is quite different,
and what a physicist means by physical intuition and
what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are
things worth thinking about.
- Clifford Geertz

Reviewers are usually people who would have been,
poets, historians, biographer, if they could.
They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed;
therefore they turn critic.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In taking action we must remember that the things which
are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the
general disintegration anticipated by philosophers
and historians of different schools for almost half a century.
- Louis Finkelstein

You're not a historian, but most historians will tell
you that they make very discrete judgment as to what
facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape,
some length that can be managed.
- Oliver Stone

Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning
nothing more for Germany than lost territories,
lost participation in colonization, and lost assets
for the state and individuals.
They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered.
- Gustav Stresemann

People take the longest possible paths,
digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes.
Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy,
nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple,
straight line.
- Dean Kamen

The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle.
One of the chapters of history that's least studied
by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S.
between 1965 and 1970.
- Tom Hayden

Nations without a past are contradictions in terms.
What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one
nation against others is the past,
and historians are the people who produce it.
- Eric Hobsbawm

In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East,
however, there has been no such sense of responsibility
displayed by historians either in Europe or America.
- James H. Breasted

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing.
That means there's also more bad SF available.
Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field.
- Alan Dean Foster

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories

God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking
becomes clear - nothing is missing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The World Runs On God's Rules, and On God's Time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shine your Light of God wherever you see darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God has no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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