French novelist (1873 - 1954)
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The writer who loses his self-doubt, who gives way as he grows old to a sudden euphoria, to prolixity, should stop writing immediately: the time has come for him to lay aside his pen.
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A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.
The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.