André Malraux was a French author, adventurer and statesman, and a dominant figure in French politics and culture.
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“To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.”
“Be careful, - with quotations you can damn anything”
“There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.”
“Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.”
“The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.”
“All art is a revolt against man's fate”
“Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.”
“The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.”
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