Citações Paul Claudel

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„There is something sadder to lose than life – the reason for living;
Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.“

—  Paul Claudel
L'otage (Paris: Édition de la Nouvelle revue française, 1911) p. 162; Pierre Chavannes (trans.) The Hostage (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1917) p. 130.

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„For things and for poems, there is but one way of being new, and that is to be true; there is only one way of being young, and that is to be eternal.“

—  Paul Claudel
Positions et propositions (Paris: Gallimard, 1928) p. 16; John O'Connor (trans.) Ways and Crossways (London: Sheed & Ward, 1935) p. 49.

„Order is the pleasure of the reason; but disorder is the delight of the imagination.“

—  Paul Claudel
Le soulier de satin: ou, Le pire n'est pas toujours sûr (Paris: Gallimard, [1929] 1936) vol. 1, p. 12; John O'Connor (trans.) The Satin Slipper (London: Sheed & Ward, 1931) p. xxiii.

„In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne.“

—  Paul Claudel
Quoted by Claud Cockburn, In Time of Trouble (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956) p. 264. Remark to a party of American officials invited to the French Embassy, as the Hoover Moratorium was being agreed in 1931.