Paul Valéry cytaty
Data urodzenia: 30. Październik 1871
Data zgonu: 20. Lipiec 1945
Natępne imiona: Paul Ambroise Valéry
Paul Ambroise Valéry – francuski poeta, eseista i prozaik.
Cytaty Paul Valéry
Źródło: Jerzy Adamski, Historia literatury francuskiej. Zarys, Wrocław 1989, s. 151.
As translated by by C. Day Lewis
The wind is rising ... we must attempt to live.
Charmes ou poèmes (1922)
Kontekst: The wind is rising!... We must try to live!
The huge air opens and shuts my book: the wave
Dares to explode out of the rocks in reeking
Spray. Fly away, my sun-bewildered pages!
Break, waves! Break up with your rejoicing surges
This quiet roof where sails like doves were pecking.
„Now, of all acts the most complete is that of constructing. A work demands love, meditation, obedience to your finest thought, the invention of laws by your soul, and many other things that it draws miraculously from your own self, which did not suspect that it possessed them. This work proceeds from the most intimate center of your existence, and yet it is distinct from yourself.“
Socrates, p. 145
Eupalinos ou l'architecte (1921)