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Jean Rostand Quotes

(1894-1977), French Biologist, Writer

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

Category: Admiration

To be adult is to be alone.

Category: Adulthood

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.

Category: Age And Aging

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.

Category: Agreement

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.

Category: Aphorisms And Epigrams

The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.

Category: Atheism

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.

Category: Beauty

The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.

Category: Belief

The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.

Category: Books And Reading

Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.

Category: Books And Reading

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt..

Category: Fame

There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.

Category: Future

God, that checkroom of our dreams.

Category: God

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

Category: God