Theophile Gautier Quotes

theophile gautier quotes

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.

I was born to travel and write verse.

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

theophile gautier quotes

I am a man for whom the outside world exists.

Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.

You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.

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