Quotes by François Mauriac

"If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he rereads."

"No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."

" ‘Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread."

"To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others."

"The effort of explaining, even of expressing himself, had become, with the years, more and more terrifying to him. Whether from laziness or from inability to find the right words, he had developed almost a passion for silence."

Books by François Mauriac

  • Pensamientos
  • 11,621 ratings
  • December 31st 1999 by Losada

    (first published 1670)

  • Confessions
  • 8,147 ratings
  • 1963 by Librairie Generale Francaise

    (first published 1782)

  • Thérèse Desqueyroux
  • 4,045 ratings
  • November 28th 1972 by Le Livre de Poche

    (first published December 1st 1927)

  • The Desert of Love
  • 525 ratings
  • July 1st 1989 by Carroll & Graf Publishers

    (first published January 1925)

  • Génitrix
  • 339 ratings
  • October 1st 1967 by Livre de Poche

    (first published 1923)

  • Le Sagouin
  • 317 ratings
  • September 1st 1989 by Pocket

    (first published 1951)

  • La Fin de la nuit
  • 163 ratings
  • January 1st 1999 by Livre de Poche

    (first published 1935)

François Mauriac
  • François Mauriac

  • Date of birth: October 11, 1885
  • Died: September 01, 1970
  • Born: in Bordeaux, France.

  • Description: François Charles Mauriac was a French writer and a member of the Académie française. He was awarded the 1952 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the deep spiritual insight and the artistic intensity with which he has in his novels penetrated the drama of human life." Mauriac is acknowledged to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic writers of the 20th century.