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Andre Malraux
Date of birth: 03 November 1901
Date of death: 23 November 1976
Country Of Origin: France


   André Malraux (November 3, 1901 - November 23, 1976) was a French author, adventurer and statesman preeminent in the world of French politics and culture during his lifetime.

Malraux was born in Paris. His parents separated in 1905 and eventually divorced. He was raised by his mother, Berthe Lamy, and maternal grandmother, Adrienne Lamy. His father, a stockbroker, committed suicide in 1930.

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An art book is a museum without walls.

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And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.

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Art is a revolt against fate.

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Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism.

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Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.

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Some pictures are in the gallery because they belong to humanity and others because they belong to the United States.

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There has been talk of the risks this painting took by leaving the Louvre. But the risks taken by the boys who landed one day in Normandy-to say nothing of those who had preceded them 25 years before-were much more certain.

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To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.

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To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.

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