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Pierre de Ronsard

Quote of Pierre de Ronsard - Matter remains, and form is lost....

Biography - Pierre de Ronsard:

French poet.
Born: 1524 - Died: 1585
16th century
Place of birth: France

Matter remains, and form is lost.



(French, German)

La matière demeure, et la forme se perd.

Der Stoff nur bleibt bewahrt, die Form muss untergehn.

See also 

See also...

Where there is matter, there is geometry.

Quotes for: matter


Quotes for: matter

All our analyses show us, in life, an effort to remount the incline that matter descends.

Time, matter, space — all, it may be, are no more than a point.

Quotes for: form


Quotes about form:

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.

Form is the substance which rises to the surface.

The dignity of art appears perhaps most eminently in music, because in music there is no material factor to be discounted. Music is all form and figure, exalting and ennobling everything it expresses.

The child sees everything in a state of newness; he is always drunk. Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the delight with which a child absorbs form and color.

To create is likewise to give a shape to one's fate.


Pierre de Ronsard also said...

Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow:
Gather today the roses of life.

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