Zitat des Tages von Remy de Gourmont:
We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness.
In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing.
Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices.
If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined.
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.
The woman who loves always smells good.
Two elements are needed to form a truth - a fact and an abstraction.
Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
Man is the inventor of stupidity.
Art includes everything that stimulates the desire to live.
Thinking is hard work. One can't bear burdens and ideas at the same time.
Industry has operated against the artisan in favor of the idler, and also in favor of capital and against labor. Any mechanical invention whatsoever has been more harmful to humanity than a century of war.
Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last.
Try to put well in practice what you already know. In so doing, you will, in good time, discover the hidden things you now inquire about.
Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.