Honore De Balzac
All humanity is passion without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
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The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
There is something great and terrible about suicide.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist there can only be promise of the coming woman.
Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.
I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
I'm working on bringing the instant film camera back as part of the future.
Success is not to be pursued it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I'm lucky enough to be in the position where I don't make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me like I would die for it.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.