Jules Renard Quotes

Writing is the best way to talk without being interrupted.

Jules Renard

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

Jules Renard

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

Jules Renard

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

Jules Renard

To succeed you must add water to your wine, until there is no more wine.

Jules Renard

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right

Jules Renard

I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.

Jules Renard

We are born at the rise of the curtain and we die with its fall, and every night in the presence of our patrons we write our new creation, and every night it is blotted out forever; and of what use is it to say to audience or to critic, "Ah, but you should have seen me last Tuesday?

Jules Renard

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

Jules Renard

It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody.

Jules Renard

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others.

Jules Renard

Failure is not our only punishment for laziness: there is also the success of others

Jules Renard

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.

Jules Renard

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

Jules Renard

Words are the small change of thought

Jules Renard

Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins

Jules Renard
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