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A collection of quotes by Malcolm De Chazal on boredom, enjoy, writing, painting, pain, smile, laughter, joy, language, meaning, animals, humor and contradictions.

20 Famous Quotes By Malcolm De Chazal For A Picturesque Life

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Born On: September 12, 1902

Died On: October 1, 1981

Died At Age: 79

Malcolm De Chazal was an acclaimed Mauritian writer, painter and visionary popular for ‘Sens-Plastique’, a work that was made of several pensees and aphorisms. He was born in a French family and settled in Mauritius where he composed his works in French. After completing his graduation from the ‘Louisiana State College’ he worked as an agronomist on a few sugar ranches. He then started publishing his thoughts and ideas under the title ‘Pensees’. It was well-received by the masses and he further published various volumes which became the most notable work of his life called ‘Sens-Plastique’. He soon became a celebrated name in the literary world of France. All through his career, he has come up with various successful works including ‘La Compete Filtrée’ and ‘Poémes’ that proved his prowess as a writer. He was further advised by Georges Braque to take up painting as a career. Unlike the theoretical aphoristic character of his best-known compositions, his depictions focused on regular structures and scenes in a primitive, significant style. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Malcolm De Chazal to see life through the perspective of a legendary artist.
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The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Malcolm De Chazal

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.

Malcolm De Chazal

The glance embroiders in joy, knits in pain, and sews in boredom. When indifferent, the eye takes stills, when interested, movies. Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face.

Malcolm De Chazal

Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.

Malcolm De Chazal

Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us.

Malcolm De Chazal

Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face.

Malcolm De Chazal

The ears are the last feature to age.

Malcolm De Chazal

The sun is pure communism everywhere but in cities, where it's private property.

Malcolm De Chazal

Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.

Malcolm De Chazal

The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.

Malcolm De Chazal

We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors.

Malcolm De Chazal

Women eat while they are talking; men talk while they are eating.

Malcolm De Chazal

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.

Malcolm De Chazal

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.

Malcolm De Chazal

The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings.

Malcolm De Chazal

The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.

Malcolm De Chazal

We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.

Malcolm De Chazal

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think.

Malcolm De Chazal

The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.

Malcolm De Chazal