Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quotes of Anatole France, French Author

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

“You can learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.” ~ Anatole France, French author (1844-1924)

I received an email which had in it the first quote above, without attribution. Curious to know whose quote it was, I discovered Anatole France.

He was born Jacques Anatole Thibault and wrote under the pseudonym Anatole France. He wrote numerous novels, short stories, and his later nonfiction work was The Life of Joan of Arc. In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works are still available.



Natural Moments said...

In relationship to the last quote, we bring into our lives the concepts and the feelings we focus upon. We might as well then focus on the best and highest possible versions of our selves, and they shall come to be.

Its fun looking into the minds of authors like these. Thank you.

Linda Pendleton said...

Hi Bernie,
Yes, it is fun seeing what others have written, especially those from the past. The words of the 19th century writers were so rich and full of wisdom.

And you are correct about what we should focus on....

thanks for sharing...

Ricky Kendall said...

Wonderful!! I also like what Natural Moments said here.