Quotations From HONORÉ DE BALZAC

» More about Honoré De Balzac on Poemhunter

 

  • 1.
    The habits of life form the soul, and the soul forms the countenance.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in the Scènes de la Vie Privée (1832), Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.

    Read more quotations about / on: life
  • 2.
    Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in Scènes la Vie Privée (1832) as Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.

    Read more quotations about / on: together, love
  • 3.
    Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in Scènes la Vie Privée (1832) as Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.

    Read more quotations about / on: love
  • 4.
    Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in A Woman of Thirty, The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. V, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971).

    Read more quotations about / on: flower, heart, love
  • 5.
    Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in The Abbé Birotteau, appeared in the Comédie humaine as Le Curé de Tours (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in the Scènes de la Vie Privée (1832) as Les Célibataires; later appeared in Vie de Province.

    Read more quotations about / on: destiny, woman
  • 6.
    None but a maid is roused by a love song. And this was a maid, an old maid.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).

    Read more quotations about / on: song, love
  • 7.
    The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).

    Read more quotations about / on: paris
  • 8.
    Towns find it as hard as houses of business to rise again from ruin.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).
  • 9.
    Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. In The Works of Honoré de Balzac, vol. IV, trans. by George Saintsbury (1971). Narrator, in Pierrette, originally named Pierrette Lorrain, in Le Siècle (1840); included in the Comédie humaine as a Scène de la Vie de Province (1843).

    Read more quotations about / on: heart
  • 10.
    A young bride is like a plucked flower; but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.
    Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Narrator, in Honorine, appeared in the Comédie humaine and the Scènes de la Vie Privée (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971), also appeared in La Presse (1843), later appeared in Vie de Province.

    Read more quotations about / on: flower
[Hata Bildir]