Émile Zola (b. April 2nd): “I am here to live out loud.”

2 Apr

Émile Zola, born 2 April 1840 and died 29 September 1902, was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalisation of France. After the publication of l’Assommoir, Zola became a figurehead among the literary bourgeoisie. His novel Germinal established him as a successful author.

Quotes on writing: 

  1. One forges one’s style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
  2. The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
  3. 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.
  4. There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.

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