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Raymond Queneau Quotes

I hope you find these Raymond Queneau Quotes inspiring and motivational.

It doesn't seem to me that anyone has discovered much
that's new since the Iliad or the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

The Odyssey is the story of someone who,
in the course of diverse experiences,
acquires a personality or affirms and recovers his personality.
- Raymond Queneau

The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point
where they are well-established,
and even so it is detached from the historical side.
- Raymond Queneau

After the magical act accomplished by Joyce with Ulysses,
perhaps we are getting away from it.
- Raymond Queneau


 

A very great Iliad...
concerns the creation of a nation.
- Raymond Queneau

There have been only rare moments in history where
individual histories were able to run their course
without wars or revolutions.
- Raymond Queneau

Ulysses finds himself unchanged, aside from his experience,
at the end of his odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau


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The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history.
- Raymond Queneau

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

All confessions are Odysseys.
- Raymond Queneau

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't
know that the character in question is himself the
hero of the story being told,
that's a technical refinement.
- Raymond Queneau

Religions tend to disappear with man's good fortune.
- Raymond Queneau

We have gotten away from this double aspect of either
putting the character back into historical events or
of making a historical event of his very life.
- Raymond Queneau

One can easily classify all works of fiction either
as descendants of the Iliad or of the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

It seems to me that an author who has determined very
new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
- Raymond Queneau

Many novelists take well-defined, precise characters,
whose stories are sometimes of mediocre interest,
and place them in an important historical context,
which remains secondary in spite of everything.
- Raymond Queneau

Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story,
which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an
individual as having a general historical value,
which is the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet
and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing,
Ulysses isn't interested any longer.
That's very astonishing.
- Raymond Queneau

It is the creator of fiction's point of view;
it is the character who interests him.
Sometimes he wants to convince the reader that the
story he is telling is as interesting as universal history.
- Raymond Queneau

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
- Marva Collins

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Courage doesn't always roar.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

It is amazing how much you can accomplish
when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
- Anonymous

My whole goal is to keep my spirit intact.
If that doesn't happen, none of this is worth it.
- Jewel

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road
doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Life's like Vegas. You're up, you're down,
but in the end the house always wins.
Doesn't mean you didn't have fun.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
- Erma Bombeck

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Life doesn't step on your toes when you Dance Lightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I've always believed that if done properly,
armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.
- the movie Thelma & Louise

Life doesn't play favorites.
- Anonymous

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50,
and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous

If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Anyone who isn't confused,
really doesn't understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

God doesn't make junk.
- Anonymous

All you need is love.
But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- Charles M. Schulz

Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything.
It's the time we spent together that matters,
not how we left it.
- Trey Parker

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin


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