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Denis Diderot Quotes

Quotes by Denis Diderot - (10 quotes)

Denis Diderot - From the Colour category:

Ah, Chardin, what you grind on your palette is not this color or that... but the very substance of things. You dip your brush in air and light and spread them on your canvas. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Emotion category:

- appeal made to artists...
First of all move me, surprise me, rend my heart; make me tremble, weep, shudder; outrage me; delight my eyes afterwards if you can. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Freedom category:

No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Genius category:

Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Life category:

What a fine comedy this world would be if one did not play a part in it! (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Order category:

If you disturb the colors of the rainbow, the rainbow is no longer beautiful. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Religion category:

I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Temperament category:

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Truth category:

I can be expected to look for truth but not to find it. (Denis Diderot)

Denis Diderot - From the Writing category:

Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory. (Denis Diderot)