Jules Massenet quotes

  • I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns.
    -- Jules Massenet

    #Stars #Departed #Useless

  • If I were to agree to write the music for your beautiful poem, it would tie your poem up for some years as I have agreements and obligations which I must respect.
    -- Jules Massenet

    #Beautiful #Writing #Agreement

  • Is it not careless to become too local when there are four hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone.

  • There are no Asian movie stars

  • Growing up on a farm was the best. I remember loving that expanse of space. The sky at night was so clear, I could see every star.

  • Christ said "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" and when asked "who is thy neighbour? went on to the parable of the Good Samaritan. If you wish to understand this parable as it was understood by his hearers, you should substitute "Germans and Japanese" for Samaritan. I fear my modern day Christians would resent such a substitution, because it would compel them to realize how far they have departed from the teachings of the founder of their religion.

  • The raven spread out its glossy wings and departed like hope.

  • Once you abstract from this, once you generalize and postulate Universals, you have departed from the creative reality, and entered the realm of static fixity, mechanism, materialism.

  • The Heavenly City already exists and the departed Saints are already there!

  • Sunsets in themselves are generally superior to sunrises; but with the sunset we appreciate images drawn from departed peace and faded glory.

  • I saw them with my bodily eyes as clearly as I see you. And when they departed, I used to weep and wish they would take me with them.

  • O loving woman, man's fulfillment, sweet, Completing him not otherwise complete! How void and useless the sad remnant left Were he of her, his nobler part, bereft.