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Paul Valery: Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry (French:  [pl valei] ; 30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), his interests included aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.

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Quote Left Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh. Quote Right
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Quote Left Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. Quote Right
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Quote Left That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...in song the words tend to lose their significance, do often lose it, while at the other extreme, in current prose it is the musical value that tends to disappear - so that verse stands symmetrically, as it were, between song, on the one hand, and prose on the other - and is thus admirably and delicately balanced between the sensual and the intellectual power of language. Quote Right
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Quote Left A painter should not paint what he sees but what should be seen. Quote Right
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