Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon

No gall has ever poisoned my pen.

Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (February 13, 1707 – April 12, 1777) was a French novelist.

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  • La crainte fit les dieux; l'audace a fait les rois.
    • Fear made the gods; audacity has made kings.
    • During the French Revolution; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 46.
  • Aucun fiel n'a jamais empoisonne ma plume.
    • No gall has ever poisoned my pen.
    • Discours de Reception; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).
  • Chaque instant de la vie est un pas vers la mort.
    • Every moment of life is a step toward the grave.
    • Tite et Bérénice, I, 5.

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