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Paul Valéry

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Biography - Paul Valéry:

French poet, essayist and philosopher.
Born: 1871 - Died: 1945
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.




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Why should poetry have to make sense?
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.
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Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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Men differ by what they show, and have in common what they hide.
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The wind is rising!... We must try to live!
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A very dangerous state of mind: thinking one understands.
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The greatest liberty is born of the greatest rigor.
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We civilizations now know ourselves mortal.
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