Romain Gary Quotes (13 quotes)
“Disease-carrying thoughts swarm and multiply in the dark and twisted labyrinths of our minds, and all that is needed is a mob and a good political slogan for the epidemic to be spread once again, with a burst of automatic weapons or a mushroom cloud.”
Introduction to The Plague (1946) by Albert Camus, as translated in a 1962 edition.
“A writer's subconscious is one of the filthiest places there are: as a matter of fact, you can find the whole world there.”
The Dance of Genghis Cohn (1967)
“Gari in Russian means burn!… I want to test myself, a trial by fire, so that my I is burned off.”
La Nuit Sera Calme [The Night Will Be Calm] (1974)
“Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.”
As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 223
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRomain Gary
Born: May 21, 1914
Died: December 2, 1980 (aged 66)
Occupation: Novelist, diplomat, pilot, writer
Bio: Romain Gary was a French diplomat, novelist, film director and World War II aviator of Litvak origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt twice.