Alfred de Musset

  • French writer
  • Born December 11, 1810
  • Died May 2, 1857

Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (French: [al.fʁɛd də my.sɛ]; 11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing the autobiographical novel La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century).

The most despairing songs are the most beautiful, and I know some immortal ones that are pure tears.

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.

Things they don't understand always cause a sensation among the English.

Great artists have no country.

How glorious it is - and also how painful - to be an exception.

One must not trifle with love.

The return makes one love the farewell.

With a kiss let us set out for an unknown world.

I cannot help it - in spite of myself, infinity torments me.