honor de balzac Quotes

She said she had learnt one thing from Balzac: that a woman's beauty is a treasure beyond price.

- Dai Sijie, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

He looked like some plant bleached by darkness.

- Honoré de Balzac, The Wild Ass's Skin

A young bride is like a plucked flower but a guilty wife is like a flower that had been walked over.

- Honore de Balzac

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.

- Honore de Balzac

. . . when a woman has a husbandAnd you've got none,Why should she take advice from you?Even if you can quote Balzac and ShakespeareAnd all them other highfalutin' Greeks.

- Meredith Willson

What a man Balzac would have been if he had known how to write.

- Gustave Flaubert

Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.

- Honore de Balzac

Journalism, look you, is the religion of modern society.

- Honoré de Balzac, The Wild Ass's Skin

Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac

- Susan Parker Rosen

The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.

- Honore de Balzac

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.