Quotes by Guy de Maupassant

"Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist."
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"Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare."
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"There is only one good thing in life, and that is love."
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"A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption."
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"Solitude is indeed dangerous for a working intelligence. We need to have around us people who think and speak. When we are alone for a long time we people the void with phantoms"
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Books by Guy de Maupassant

  • BEL AMI
  • 31,663 ratings
  • January 20th 2021
  • Bel-Ami
  • 31,657 ratings
  • August 28th 1975 by Penguin Classics

    (first published 1885)

  • Bel Ami
  • 31,657 ratings
  • February 17th 2021
  • Bel-Ami
  • 31,657 ratings
  • 2012 by Duke Classics
Guy de Maupassant
  • Guy de Maupassant

  • Date of birth: August 05, 1850
  • Died: July 06, 1893
  • Born: in Dieppe, France.

  • Description: Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it - many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s.

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