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Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Malcolm de Chazal
The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem – the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal
Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.
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
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.
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
We always keep God waiting while we admit more importunate suitors.
Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings.
Women eat while they are talking; men talk while they are eating.
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
The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
The mind gets distracted in all sorts of ways. The heart is its own exclusive concern and diversion.
Malcolm de Chazal
The idealist walks on tiptoe, the materialist on his heels.
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
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.