Art imitates nature not in its effects as such, but in its causes, in its ‘manner,’ in its process, which are nothing but a participation in and a derivation of actual objects, of the Art of God himself.
as quoted in "The man who got it right," The New York Review of Books, Volume 60, Number 13, August 15, 2013, p. 72
You explain nothing,O poet, but thanks to you all things become explicable.Paul Claudel
The only living socities are those which are animated by inequality and injustice.Paul Claudel
Il y a une chose plus triste à perdre que la vie, c’est la raison de vivre,Plus triste que de perdre ses biens, c’est de perdre son espérance.Paul Claudel
Si l'ordre est le plaisir de la raison, le désordre est le délice de l'imagination.Paul Claudel
In the little moment that remains to us between the crisis and the catastrophe, we may as well drink a glass of champagne.Paul Claudel
A cocktail is to a glass of wine as rape is to love.Paul Claudel