Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand Quotes

Memory is often the attribute of stupidity; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

Every institution goes through three stages utility, privilege, and abuse.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

The original style is not the style which never borrows of any one, but that which no other person is capable of reproducing.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of other objects which we have never perceived before.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

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