Paul Eluard

(14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952 / Saint Denis / Paris)

Quotations

  • ''Farewell sadness
    Good-day sadness
    You are inscribed in the lines of the ceiling.''
    Paul Éluard (1895-1952), French poet. Peine Défigurée, La Vie Immédiate (1932). Bonjour Tristesse ("Good-day sadness") was the title given to the first novel by Françoise Sagan, which became an international bestseller in 1954.
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Five Haiku

The wind
Undecided
Rolls a cigarette of air

The mute girl talks:
It is art's imperfection.
This impenetrable speech.

The motor car is truly launched:

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