Michel Houellebecq (born 26 February 1956), also known by his real name Michel Thomas, is a French author, filmmaker, and poet. His novels The Elementary Particles, Platform, and Submission have earned him an international reputation as a sulphurous provocateur, and are also seen as setting a new tone in French literature.
- You get used to terrorist attacks. France will hold on. The French will hold on, without even needing a “sursaut national,” a national pushback reflex. They’ll hold on because there’s no other way, and because you get used to everything. No human force, not even fear, is stronger than habit.
- Encyclopedic article on Michel Houellebecq at Wikipedia