Quotes by Emile Zola

I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.
- Emile Zola
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.
- Emile Zola
Keep well; that is the half of wisdom and of happiness.
- Emile Zola
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If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow.
- Emile Zola
The thought is a deed. Of all deeds she fertilizes the world most.
- Emile Zola
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
- Emile Zola
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
- Emile Zola
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola
In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.
- Emile Zola
When people have not the same ideas, it is certainly better not to talk about them.
- Emile Zola
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Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
- Emile Zola
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
- Emile Zola
Up to this day, there has been no proof of the existence of any intelligence other than the human.
- Emile Zola
In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles.
- Emile Zola
There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.
- Emile Zola
One must be arrogant, indeed, to imagine that one can take everything in one's hand and know everything!
- Emile Zola
Selling beauty is something I can understand. Even selling false beauty seems perfectly natural; it's a sign of progress.
- Emile Zola
I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
- Emile Zola
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
- Emile Zola
I believe that the future of humanity is in the progress of reason through science. I believe that the pursuit of truth, through science, is the divine ideal which man should propose to himself.
- Emile Zola
Vines will be planted, corn will spring up, a whole growth of new crops; and people will still fall in love in vintages and harvests yet to come. Life is eternal; it is a perpetual renewal of birth and growth.
- Emile Zola
I defy you to find any real will, any reasoning force, outside of life. And everything is there; there is, in the world, no other will than this force which impels everything to life, a life even broader and higher.
- Emile Zola
People like comfort; that's natural. But as for making money simply for the sake of making it, and giving yourself far more trouble and anxiety to gain it than you can ever get pleasure from it when it's gained, why, as for me, I'd rather sit still and cross my arms.
- Emile Zola
The fear of life, the fear of burdens and of duties, of annoyances and of catastrophes! The fear of life, which makes us, through dread of its sufferings, refuse its joys. Ah! I tell you, this cowardliness enrages me; I cannot forgive it. We must live - live a complete life - live all our life.
- Emile Zola
I believe that all is illusion and vanity outside the treasure of truths slowly accumulated, and which will never again be lost. I believe that the sum of these truths, always increasing, will at last confer on man incalculable power and peace, if not happiness. Yes, I believe in the final triumph of life.
- Emile Zola