Best Quotes by Louis Aragon (Top 10)

  1. Yes, I read. I have that absurd habit. I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew.
  2. Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  3. Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine.
  4. Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
  5. Can the knowledge deriving from reason even begin to compare with knowledge perceptible by sense?
  6. We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
  7. There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.
  8. Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
  9. It sometimes happens that pleasure blows anywhere it damn well chooses.
  10. I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

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