If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
As quoted in Dreyfus : His Life and Letters? (1937) edited by Pierre Dreyfus, p. 175
There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.Émile Zola
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.Émile Zola
Everything is only a dream.Émile Zola
Paris flared — Paris, which the divine sun had sown with light, and where in glory waved the great future harvest of Truth and of Justice.Émile Zola
If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, I will answer you: I am here to live out loud!Émile Zola
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.Émile Zola