George Sand Quotes (76 quotes)
Mauprat (1837), Chapter 11
Letter to Lina Calamatta, 31 March 1862
“Art for art's sake is an empty phrase. Art for the sake of the true, art for the sake of the good and the beautiful, that is the faith I am searching for.”
Letter to Alexandre Saint-Jean, 1872
“Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm, a state of intellectual magnificence which we must safeguard like a treasure, not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words and inexact, pedantic arguments.”
Letter to Marie-Théodore Desplanches, 25 May 1866
Handsome Lawrence (1872), Chapter 3
“He who draws noble delights from the sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life.”
The Haunted Pool (1851), Chapter 2
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Sand
Born: July 1, 1804
Died: June 8, 1876 (aged 71)
Bio: Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, later Baroness Dudevant, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.