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The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Dreams have as much influence as actions.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.
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— Stephane Mallarme
It is in front of the the paper that the artist creates himself.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Poetry is the language of a state of crisis.
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— Stephane Mallarme
In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.
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— Stephane Mallarme
You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Paintings are painted with paint, not with ideas.
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— Stephane Mallarme
The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books.
tags: sad book read
— Stephane Mallarme
The reproach that superficial people formulate against Manet, that whereas once he painted ugliness, now he paints vulgarity, falls harmlessly to the ground, when we recognize the fact that he paints the truth.
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— Stephane Mallarme
A soul trembling to sit by a hearth so bright, To exist again, it's enough if I borrow from Your lips the breath of my name you murmur all night.
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— Stephane Mallarme
The world was made in order to result in a beautiful book.
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— Stephane Mallarme
The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words.
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— Stephane Mallarme
All thoughts emit a throw of dice
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— Stephane Mallarme
Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
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— Stephane Mallarme
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
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— Stephane Mallarme
I have made a long enough descent into the void to speak with certainty. There is nothing but beauty-and beauty has only one perfect expression, Poetry. All the rest is a lie.
tags: beauty lies poetry
— Stephane Mallarme
To define is to kill. To suggest is to create.
— Stephane Mallarme
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Everything that is sacred and that wishes to remain so must envelop itself in mystery.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Poets don't finish poems, they abandon them.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Dreams have as much influences as actions.
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— Stephane Mallarme
A throw of the dice will never abolish chance.
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— Stephane Mallarme
Paint, not the thing but the effect which it produces.
— Stephane Mallarme
The world exists to end up in a book.
tags: world book
— Stephane Mallarme
O naked flower of my lips, you lie! I await a thing unknown or perhaps, unaware of the mystery and your cries you give, O lips, the supreme tortured moans of a childhood groping among its reveries to sort out finally its cold precious stones.
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— Stephane Mallarme
In a museum in London there is an exhibit called "The Value of Man": a long coffinlike box with lots of compartments where they've put starch phosphorus flour bottles of water and alcohol and big pieces of gelatin. I am a man like that.
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— Stephane Mallarme
There is only beauty / and it has only one perfect expression / poetry. All the rest is a lie /except for those who live by the body, love, and, that love of the mind, friendship. For me, Poetry takes the place of love, because it is enamored of itself, and because its sensual delight falls back deliciously in my soul.
tags: beauty friendship live lies soul body mind poetry
— Stephane Mallarme
stephane mallarme
Birth    : March 18, 1842
Death  : September 9, 1898
Occupation  : Poet