Theophile Gautier Quotes

I am a man for whom the outside world exists... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel... view

By: Theophile Gautier

What I write is not for little girls... view

By: Theophile Gautier

To love is to admire with the heart.. view

By: Theophile Gautier

The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist... view

By: Theophile Gautier

The cat is a dilettante in fur... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Sooner barbarity than boredom... view

By: Theophile Gautier

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly... view

By: Theophile Gautier

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave... view

By: Theophile Gautier

I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity... view

By: Theophile Gautier

You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living... view

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Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Books follow morals, and not morals books... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution... view

By: Theophile Gautier

Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist... view

By: Theophile Gautier

A cat will be your friend, but never your slave... view

By: Theophile Gautier

I was born to travel and write verse... view

By: Theophile Gautier