Top 28 Jules Renard Quotes

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


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


If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room.


It is when we are faced with death that we turn most bookish.


Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.


The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.


the important people in our lives leave imprints. they may die or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart


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


The peasant is the only species of human being who doesn’t like the country and never looks at it.


True courage consists in being courageous precisely when when we’re not.


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


Paradise does not exist, but we must nonetheless strive to be worthy of it.


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


I am afraid I shall not find Him but I shall still look for Him. If He exists He may be appreciative of my efforts.


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


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


I have a remarkable memory I forget everything. It is wonderfully convenient. It is as though the world were constantly renewing itself for me.


Look for the ridiculous in everything and you find it.


When people are bored it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.


Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.



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