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Art, painting, literature, photography, films, cartoons…











Michael J. Sandel :

« The deeper objection to improving children by genetic engineering is that it would erode the norm of unconditional love. When we buy a car, we want to specify the color, style, shape, speed and brand. But bringing that mentality of hyperchoice to parenting would turn parenting into an extension of consumerism. And that’s at odds with unconditional love. »



« Rien n’est plus parlant que le silence. »



“Eyes are windows to the soul.”




An old saying:

As with anything else, repeat exposure can render the once appalling appealing.”





Mireille Dumas:

« Être exposée, ça n’est jamais été mon truc. »

« Ma mère (d’origine italienne) est la femme de ma vie. Elle a été ma mère, mon père, mon institutrice, mon amie. Et puis, lorsqu’elle était très âgée, elle est devenue un peu ma fille. Je la protégeais comme une mère. Mais intellectuellement, elle est restée au top jusqu’aux derniers jours. »





Paolo Roversi:

« My photography is more subtraction than addition. I always try to take off things. We all have a sort of mask of expression. You say goodbye, you smile, you are scared. I try to take all these masks away and little by little subtract until you have something pure left. A kind of abandon, a kind of absence. It looks like an absence, but in fact when there is this emptiness I think the interior beauty comes out. This is my technique. »





Social media doesn’t want you to think for yourself or spend time alone with your thoughts. I don’t know for what purpose. It instantly turns you into some kind of animal, some kind of monster, a ferocious version of yourself that automatically has an opinion on things you know nothing about.”




Chaque âme devient ce qu’ elle regarde.




Napoléon Bonaparte:

« Ma mère, à qui je dois tout… »

« My success and everything good that I have done, I owe to my mother.”




Bernard Shaw:

“Mark Twain and I are in the same position. We have put things in such a way as to make people, who would otherwise hang us, believe that we are joking.”




Oliver Gallmeister :

«La littérature nous apprend à être plus humains. »




Ludwig van Beethoven:

“Don’t only practice the art, but indulge yourself with its secrets and the result will be the knowledge that can raise you closer to the Divine.”




Jean Jacques Rousseau:

«L’argent qu’on possède est l’instruments de la liberté, celui qu’on pourchasse est celui de la servitude. 




Charles Caleb Colton:

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”





Richard Nelson:

“Form will come if you focus on what you want to say with truth and honesty.”




An old proverb:

“When the ox comes to the palace, he does not become a king. But the palace becomes a barn.”




Oriana Fallaci:

“You cannot survive if you do not know the past.”




Alexandre Dumas:

« Les amis d’aujourd’hui sont les ennemies de demain. »





Miguel de Cervantes:

“Make it your business to know yourself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.”





George Carlin:

“When someone tells you: ‘there is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is: ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’ “





Ernest Hemingway:

“Before you act, listen.

Before you react, think.

Before you spend, earn.

Before you criticize, wait.

Before you pray, forgive.

Before you quit, try.”







Jean Jacques Rousseau:

« People who know little are usually great talkers, while those who know much say little.”







Alexandre Dumas:

« Le silence est la dernière joie des malheureux. »







William Faulkner:

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”







Thomas Jefferson:

“A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe for felicity.”







“Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others.” J.C.M






Guy de Maupassant:

“A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.”







Charles Baudelaire:

« The beautiful is always bizarre.”





Arthur Schopenhauer:

“We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.“





The Irish Playwright, Bernard Shaw:

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”




Giordano Bruno:

“Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of people.”





Niccolò Machiavelli:

“Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived.”




René Magritte:

 « People who look for symbolic meaning fail to grasp the inherent poetry and mystery of the images.”




Mark Twain:

I once made a great discovery: the discovery that certain sorts of things which, from the beginning of the world, had always been regarded as merely “curious coincidences” – that is to say, accidents- were no more accidental than is the sending and receiving of a telegram an accident.”