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Paul Claudel

Data de nascimento: 6. Agosto 1868
Data de falecimento: 23. Fevereiro 1955


Paul Claudel, nome artístico de Louis Charles Athanaïse Cécile Cerveaux Prosper foi um diplomata, dramaturgo e poeta francês, membro da Academia Francesa de Letras e galardoado com a grã-cruz da legião de honra. É considerado importante como escritor católico.

Citações Paul Claudel


„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.

„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.

„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.

„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.