Blaise Cendrars

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Blaise Cendrars

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born
in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
September 01, 1887

died
January 21, 1961

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Frédéric Louis Sauser, better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet naturalized French in 1916. He was a writer of considerable influence in the modernist movement.


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“Humanity lives in its fiction.”
Blaise Cendrars

“Only a soul full of despair can ever attain serenity and, to be in despair, you must have loved a good deal and still love the world.”
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“you make me laugh, with your metaphysical anguish, its just that you're scared silly, frightened of life, of men of action, of action itself, of lack of order. But everything is disorder, dear boy. Vegetable, mineral and animal, all
disorder, and so is the multitude of human races, the life of man, thought,
history, wars, inventions, business and the arts, and all theories, passions
and systems. Its always been that way. Why are you trying to make something out
of it? And what will you make? what are you looking for? There is no Truth.
There's only action, action obeying a million different impulses, ephemeral
action, action subjected to every possible and imaginable contingency and
contradiction, Life. Life is crime, theft, jealousy, hunger, lies, disgust,
stupidity, sickness, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, piles of corpses. what can you do about it, my poor friend?”
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