Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac

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Author Profession: Literature & Fiction Influences Walter Scott, Moliere, Jean Racine, Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Jean de L Walter Scott, Moliere, Jean Racine, Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Jean de La Fontaine, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Born: May 20, 1799
Died: August 18, 1850
Birth Sign: Taurus

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A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.

The more one judges, the less one loves.

The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

A flow of words is a sure sign of duplicity.

Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love.

Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.

Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.

An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.

The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.

There are some women whose pregnancy would make some sly bachelor smile.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.

Power is action; the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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