Alexandre Dumas quote about art from The Count of Monte Cristo - I should be no artist if I had not some fancies.
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I should be no artist if I had not some fancies.
 Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo (1845). copy citation

Author Alexandre Dumas
Source The Count of Monte Cristo
Topic art fancy
Date 1845
Language English


“Those gilded cashbooks, drawers locked like gates of fortresses, heaps of bank-bills, come from I know not where, and the quantities of letters from England, Holland, Spain, India, China, and Peru, have generally a strange influence on a father's mind, and make him forget that there is in the world an interest greater and more sacred than the good opinion of his correspondents. I have, therefore, chosen this drawing-room, where you see, smiling and happy in their magnificent frames, your portrait, mine, my mother's, and all sorts of rural landscapes and touching pastorals. I rely much on external impressions; perhaps, with regard to you, they are immaterial, but I should be no artist if I had not some fancies.»
«Very well,» replied M. Danglars, who had listened to all this preamble with imperturbable coolness, but without understanding a word, since like every man burdened with thoughts of the past, he was occupied with seeking the thread of his own ideas in those of the speaker.” source
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