Jacques Delille

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I love to dream, but do not wish
To have a pin prick rouse me.

Jacques Delille (June 22, 1738 – May 1, 1813) was a French poet and translator.

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  • Le sort fait les parents, le choix fait les amis.
    • Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.
    • Malheur at Pitié (1803), canto I.
  • J'aime à réver, mais ne veux pas
    Qu'à coups d'épingle on me réveille.
    • I love to dream, but do not wish
      To have a pin prick rouse me.
    • La Conversation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 815-16.
  • Tremblez, tyrans, vous êtes immortels.
    • Tremble, ye tyrants, for ye can not die.
    • L'Immortalité de l'Âme; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 825.
  • Il ne voit que la nuit, n'entend que le silence.
    • He sees only night, and hears only silence.
    • Imagination, IV; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. ___? (Silence).

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