We do not exist for ourselves. (Thomas Merton)
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Andre Malraux


(1901 – 1976) A French novelist, adventurer, art historian, statesman, and France's first Minister for Cultural Affairs. His novel La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate) won the Prix Goncourt.

All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
An art book is a museum without walls.
And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
Art is a revolt against fate.
Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
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