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    The words I use Are everyday words and yet are not the same! You will find no rhymes in my verse, no magic. There are your very own phrases.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: magic  rhyme 
     
    It is fortunate that diplomats have long noses since they usually cannot see beyond them.
    — Paul Claudel
    Art imitates nature not in its effects as such, but in its causes, in its 'manner,' in its process, which are nothing but a participation in and a derivation of actual objects, of the Art of God himself.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: nature  process  god 
     
    How amazing it is to be alive Anyone who lives and breathes and puts both feet on the ground, What possible reason could he have for envying the gods
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: live  god 
     
    The only living socities are those which are animated by inequality and injustice.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: living 
     
    Open your eyes! The world is still intact; it is as pristine as it was on the first day, as fresh as milk!
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: world 
     
    Every birth is a getting to know.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: birth 
     
    You explain nothing, O poet, but thanks to you all things become explicable.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: poet 
     
    The priest has just baptized you a Christian with water; and I baptize you a Frenchman, daring child, with a dewdrop of champagne on your lips.
    — Paul Claudel
    In a word, poetry can not exist without emotion, or, if you will, without a movement of the soul which regulates the words.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: emotion  soul  poetry 
     
    Doctor, do you think it could have been the sausage?
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: doctor 
     
    Now I know that at the heart of the universe is joy.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: heart  joy  universe 
     
    All that passes is raised to the dignity of expression; all that happens is raised to the dignity of meaning. Everything is either symbol or parable.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: meaning  dignity 
     
    Eighty years old! No eyes left, no ears, no teeth, no legs, no wind! And when all is said and done, how astonishingly well one does without them.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: eyes  year 
     
    We must not seek happiness in peace, but in conflict.
    — Paul Claudel
    When man tries to imagine Paradise on earth, the immediate result is a very respectable Hell.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: men  earth  hell  imagine 
     
    Time: all things consume it, love alone makes use of it.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: alone 
     
    Gentlemen, in the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of Champagne.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: moment 
     
    Truth has nothing to do with the number of people it convinces.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: truth  people 
     
    Intelligence is nothing without delight.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: intelligence 
     
    Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with His Presence.
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: suffering  jesus 
     
    Speak about Christ only when you are asked. But live so that people ask about Christ!
    — Paul Claudel
    tags: people  live  christ 
     
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