Quotes & Asides


quotes from Jules Renard and my laconic take on them!
I don’t
know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He
→ I can see where that’s coming from!

I am not
sincere, not even when I say I am not.

→ True lies!

Love is
like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

→ So what does this mean? It’s all gone to pot!

The only
man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to
dinner without giving any excuse.

→ Try it!

Look for
the ridiculous in everything and you find it.

→ What do you think this is?

I find that
when I do not think of myself I do not think at all.

→ Honest!

A cold in
the head cause less suffering than an idea.

→ True! So true!

La peur de
l’ennui est la seule excuse du travail. – Boredom is the only excuse
for work.

Be modest!
It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

→ Proud to be modest!

Failure is
not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of

→ See, everything’s relative!

Laziness is
nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

→ One man’s laziness is another man’s rest!

is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to
people who have none.

→ So that they are occupied!

Writing is
the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you
earn no money.

→ Except you and your family!

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