By Paul Valéry
Publish 12 months note: initially released in 1970.
Grouped jointly during this booklet are a number of smaller volumes and plaquettes during which Valery had released choices of his shorter prose writings: aphorisms, ethical reflections, poetic observations, flashes of wit or fancy, even jokes--a number of comments and impressions, a lot of them first recorded in his Notebooks.
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Additional resources for Analects (Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 14) (Princeton Legacy Library)
People conversing in whispers make a third party (though they are strangers to him) vaguely imagine that what they're saying must be worth overhearing. I say "imagine" because it's a dream that, in such cases, takes hold of the eavesdropper, possesses him, makes him "all ears," and changes him into a listening statue. By a sort of imitative reflex he becomes interested, if unconsciously, in the conversation. * A man of action is one who in every predicament chooses instinctively the course that will demand the greatest expend iture of energy.
Those works, perhaps, are "classical" which can grow cold without dying or decomposing. " * Our disciples and successors would have a thousand times more to teach us on this score than our masters—if we could live long enough to see their works. IX ANALECTS III Literature When all is said and done a book is merely a selection from its author's monologue. The man is talking to himself, or the soul communing with itself, and in the flow of words the author makes a choice. This choice is always self-regarding; in one thought he likes himself, in another hates himself.
Some have helped me, despite their difficulty; others, because they were difficult. * Two sorts of books: those which act as stimulants and merely stir up what I already have within me; and those which pro vide nourishment whose substance will be transmuted into mine. From these latter I shall derive forms of speaking or thinking, or else precise resources and ready-made answers— for we are bound to borrow the results of other men's researches and enrich ourselves with what they have seen and we have not.
Analects (Collected Works of Paul Valery, Volume 14) (Princeton Legacy Library) by Paul Valéry