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Gérard de Nerval

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Biography - Gérard de Nerval:

French writer and poet.
Born: 1808 - Died: 1855
Period:
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.



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Source: Aurélia ou le Rêve et la Vie

Wikisource - Nerval - Le Rêve et la Vie (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French)



French
Lorsque l’âme flotte incertaine entre la vie et le rêve, entre le désordre de l’esprit et le retour de la froide réflexion, c’est dans la pensée religieuse que l’on doit chercher des secours ;




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Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.











Quotes for: soul


Quotes

Quotes about soul:


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





They change the sky, not their soul, who run across the sea.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.





Go, nothing is better for the soul
Than to dispel some sadness from a soul!






Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.











Quotes for: dream


Quotes

Quotes for: dream


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.





Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.





The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.





Life is a sleep and love is its dream; and you have lived if you have loved.





I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.





Hope is a waking dream.











Quotes

Gérard de Nerval also said...


There is only one vice of which no-one boasts - ingratitude.





Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.





Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.





Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom can dissolve everything, an atom can save everything





The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.





Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.












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