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Jules Renard
February 22, 1864 - May 22, 1910
Nationality: French
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: French Dramatist

An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.


It is not how old you are, but how you are old.


We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.


I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.


It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.


Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.


A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.


The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.


Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.


Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.


On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.


There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.


Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.


The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.


Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.


As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more.


We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest.


Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.


Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.


I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.


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