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My brow still burns from the kiss of the queen; I have dreamed in the grotto where the siren swims . . . -- Gerard De Nerval
The name Prometheus has always caused me particular annoyance, for my breast still aches from the everlasting beak of the vulture from which Alcides set me free. -- Gerard De Nerval
I have always differentiated between two types of friends; those who want proofs of friendship, and those who do not. One kind loves me for myself and the others for themselves. -- Gerard De Nerval
The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned. -- Gerard De Nerval
Man, free thinker!
Do you imagine you alone think in this world where life is blazing forth in all things?
You are free to avail yourself of the forces you command, but the universe has gone missing from your prescriptions. -- Gerard De Nerval
The enthusiasm of old men is singularly like that of infancy. -- Gerard De Nerval
Even as it clouds our corporeal vision, intoxication clarifies our spiritual vision. The mind, set free from the heavy bondage of the body, flees away like a prisoner whose guard has fallen asleep, leaving the keys at the prison gate. -- Gerard De Nerval
The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the 'I,' under another form, continues the task of existence. -- Gerard De Nerval
Water drinkers perceive nothing but the crude and material appearance of things, while intoxication, on the contrary, dulls the eyes of the body and brightens those of the soul. -- Gerard De Nerval
And then a lady in a window high,
Fair-haired, dark-eyed, and dressed in ancient style ...
Whom, in another life, perhaps I've seen,
And whom I now remember with a sigh. -- Gerard De Nerval
When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation. -- Gerard De Nerval
The intoxication of the faro drinker only shows itself at first by an increase in noise which is only deafening, and finally by a silent deterioration of the mind. -- Gerard De Nerval
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. -- Gerard De Nerval
The only refuge left to us was the poet's ivory tower, which we climbed, ever higher, to isolate ourselves from the mob. -- Gerard De Nerval
The last madness I'll probably persist in is to believe myself a poet: it will be up to the critics to cure me. -- Gerard De Nerval
I have seen so many lands vanish in my wake, torn down like stage sets. What survives of them? An image as fleeting as a dream: whatever beauties I discovered, I already knew by heart. -- Gerard De Nerval
It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction between good and evil. -- Gerard De Nerval
I've had enough of chasing after poetry; I believe that poetry lies at one's very door or perhaps in one's very bed. I'm still a man on the run, but I shall try to stop and wait. -- Gerard De Nerval
Don't wait up for me tonight, for the night will be black and white. -- Gerard De Nerval
The key to success is simple. Make people dream. -- Gerard De Nerval
Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world. -- Gerard De Nerval
A serious bibliophile never lends his books. In fact he does not even read his books, for fear of wearing them out. -- Gerard De Nerval
Our dreams are a second life. -- Gerard De Nerval
What is madness ... to go on platonically loving a woman who will never love you. -- Gerard De Nerval
The first man who compared woman to a rose was a poet; the second, an imbecile. -- Gerard De Nerval
Nothing is indifferent, nothing is powerless in the universe; an atom might destroy everything, an atom might save everything! -- Gerard De Nerval