1. About art

Mile Zola quote about art

If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.

2. About boredom

Mile Zola quote about boredom

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

3. About atheism

Mile Zola quote about atheism

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.

4. About art

Mile Zola quote about art

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

5. About love

Mile Zola quote about love

If people can just love each other a little bit, they can be so happy.

6. About live-life

Mile Zola quote about live-life

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.

7. About respectability

Mile Zola quote about respectability

Respectable people… What bastards!

8. About art

Mile Zola quote about art

Art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament.

9. About animals

Mile Zola quote about animals

The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.

10. About illusions

Mile Zola quote about illusions

The past was but the cemetery of our illusions: one simply stubbed one’s toes on the gravestones.

11. About zola-mes-haines

Mile Zola quote about zola-mes-haines

Je n’ai guère de souci de beauté ni de perfection… Je n’ai souci que de vie, de lutte, de fièvre.

12. About hidebound

Mile Zola quote about hidebound

Oh, the fools, like a lot of good little schoolboys, scared to death of anything they’ve been taught is wrong!

13. About life

Mile Zola quote about life

Did not one spend the first half of one’s days in dreams of happiness and the second half in regrets and terrors?

14. About decadence

Mile Zola quote about decadence

A ruined man fell from her hands like a ripe fruit, to lie rotting on the ground.

15. About deadlines

Mile Zola quote about deadlines

One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.

16. About bourgeois

Mile Zola quote about bourgeois

There’s only one thing that warms my heart, and that is the thought that we are going to sweep away these bourgeois.

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