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Denis Diderot
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As quoted in Thesaurus of Epigrams: A New Classified Collection of Witty Remarks, Bon Mots and Toasts (1942) by Edmund Fuller
Denis Diderot
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The Paradox of Acting (c. 1775). Often misattributed to Bette Davis.
Denis Diderot
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As quoted in Selected Thoughts from the French: XV Century - XX Century, with English Translations (1913) by James Raymond Solly, p. 67
Denis Diderot
Source/Notes:
As quoted in Thesaurus of Epigrams: A New Classified Collection of Witty Remarks, Bon Mots and Toasts (1942) by Edmund Fuller


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Born: October 5, 1713

Died: July 31, 1784 (aged 70)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Editor

Bio: Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

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