Although according to certain philosophers it is quite difficult to distinguish the jester from the melancholic, life itself being a comic drama or a dramatic comedy.

— Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

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As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.


Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.


Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt.

.. doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.


Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all other qualities.

It is the ne plus ultra of the intelligence.


It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.


Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!


Naturally I drew register a little exaggerated, in order to create something new in the sense of a sublime literature that sings of despair only in order to oppress the reader, and make him desire the good as the remedy.


Real sorrow is incompatible with hope.

No matter how great that sorrow may be, hope raises it one hundred cubits higher.


Farewell until eternity, where you and I shall not find ourselves together.


Throughout my life, I have seen narrow-shouldered men, without a single exception, committing innumerable stupid acts, brutalizing their fellows and perverting souls by all means. They call the motive for their actions fame.


Poetry must be made by all and not by one.


Taste is the fundamental quality which sums up all the other qualities.

It is the nec plus ultra of the intelligence. Through this alone is genius the supreme health and balance of all the faculties.


About Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Despair, feeding, as it always does, on phantasmagoria, is imperturbably leading literature to the rejection, en masse, of all divine and social laws, towards practical and theoretical evil.


When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me.

This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness.


The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.


Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful.

I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?

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