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Quote 5/24/2012

Posted by west_gardener (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 12 at 4:16

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery

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This one made me smile, it sounds so simple.


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RE: Quote 5/24/2012

I agree, West Gardener


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Especially if they are daydreams.


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Intersting fellow.

Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Val�ry (French pronunciation: [p�"l valeʁi]; October 30, 1871 � July 20, 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues) and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events, he also wrote many misanthropic diatribes on human nature.

What is a polymath?


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Just looked it up on Wikipedia and it petty much describes what is generally called a Renaissance man, one of many skills and lots of knowledge, I think this can, at times, be a loaded statement and a back-handed compliment, depending how one feels about the person it's applied to and their views


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Thanks lilo, I read some of his bio and I'm not sure what I think of this fellow but I do think the word polymath is an interesting term to describe someone.


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