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Paul Valery
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In French: "La guerre, c'est un massacre de gens qui ne se connaissent pas, au profit de gens qui se connaissent, mais ne se massacrent pas." - As quoted in: Bizarre, Issues 24-31 (1962), p. 102
Paul Valery
Source/Notes:
Paraphrase. Original: izquotes.com/quote/387998. From: Charmes, “Le Cimetière Marin” (1922)
Paul Valery
Source/Notes:
Paraphrase. Original: izquotes.com/quote/387998. From: Charmes, “Le Cimetière Marin” (1922)


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Paul Valery
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Born: October 30, 1871

Died: July 20, 1945 (aged 73)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.

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