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Paul Valery
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Paraphrase. Original: izquotes.com/quote/387998. From: Charmes, “Le Cimetière Marin” (1922)
Paul Valery
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In French: "Tantôt je pense et tantôt je suis"" - Variant translation: "Sometimes I think and other times I am"


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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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