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A really free mind is scarcely attached to its opinions. If the mind cannot help giving birth to... emotions and affections which at first appear to be inseparable from them, it reacts against these intimate phenomena it experiences against its will.  - 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
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Source/Notes:
Paraphrase. Original: izquotes.com/quote/387998. From: Charmes, “Le Cimetière Marin” (1922)

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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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