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The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us - Paul Valery

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Lived 1871 - 1945, French critic & poet

Born:30th October, 1871
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Starsign: Scorpio

Author Keywords: Critic, Poet, French

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