Stendhal Quotes (61 quotes)
“In matters of sentiment, the public has very crude ideas; and the most shocking fault of women is that they make the public the supreme judge of their lives.”
De L'Amour (On Love) (1822)
“At La Scala it is customary to take no more than twenty minutes for those little visits one pays to boxes.”
Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) (1830)
“I don't mean to take advantage of my title of father to interfere with you, my son. You are free.”
Lucien Leuwen (published posthumously in 1894), Book II: The Telegraph
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Born: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842 (aged 59)
Bio: Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme.
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“Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.”