Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon (, born Louis Andrieux (October 3, 1897 – December 24, 1982), was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.

Read more about Louis Aragon:  Early Life (1897-1939), World War II (1939-1945), After The War, Conclusion

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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
    Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
    —Louis Aragon (1897–1982)

    The cruellest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
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