Alfred de Vigny

France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama, because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity, and the other the individual lot of man.

Alfred de Vigny


Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France - that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven?

 

Alfred de Vigny


No writer, no matter how gifted, immortalizes himself unless he has crystallized into expressive and original phrase the eternal sentiments and yearnings of the human heart.

 

Alfred de Vigny


But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.

 

Alfred de Vigny


What is the use of theorizing as to wherein lies the charm that moves us?

Alfred de Vigny


We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source - the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous.

 

Alfred de Vigny


Just as we descend into our consciences to judge of actions which our minds can not weigh, can we not also search in ourselves for the feeling which gives birth to forms of thought, always vague and cloudy?

Alfred de Vigny

 

 


Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.

Alfred de Vigny


 

 

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