Theophile Gautier

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

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Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen.Theophile Gautier

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

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The cat is a dilettante in fur.Theophile Gautier

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

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

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What I write is not for little girls.Theophile Gautier

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I am a man for whom the outside world exists.Theophile Gautier

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Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel.Theophile Gautier

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A cat will be your friend, but never your slave.Theophile Gautier

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Sooner barbarity than boredom.Theophile Gautier

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I was born to travel and write verse.Theophile Gautier

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Critical lice are like body lice, which desert corpses to seek the living.Theophile Gautier

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Books follow morals, and not morals books.Theophile Gautier

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Any man who does not have his inner world to translate is not an artist.Theophile Gautier

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The word poet literally means maker: anything which is not well made doesn't exist.Theophile Gautier

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

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I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.Theophile Gautier

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

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