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René Daumal

Date de naissance: 16. mars 1908
Date de décès: 21. avril 1944

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René Daumal, né à Boulzicourt, Ardennes le 16 mars 1908 et mort à Paris, le 21 mai 1944, était un poète, critique, essayiste, indianiste, écrivain et dramaturge français.

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Citations René Daumal

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„My observations are those of a beginner.“

— René Daumal
Context: My observations are those of a beginner. As they are completely fresh in my mind and concern the first difficulties a beginner encounters, they may be more useful to beginners making their first ascents than treatises written by professionals. These are no doubt more methodical and complete, but are intelligible only after a little preliminary experience. The entire aim of these notes is to help the beginner acquire this preliminary experience a little faster.

„What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable.“

— René Daumal
Context: Words are made for a certain exactness of thought, as tears are for a certain degree of pain. What is least distinct cannot be named; what is clearest is unutterable. Foreword

„You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again . . .“

— René Daumal
Context: You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again...

„There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know. . .“

— René Daumal
Context: There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know...

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„Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.“

— René Daumal
“Poetry Black, Poetry White,” no. 19-20, Fontaine (Paris, March/April 1942)

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