“Man is not the only animal who thinks, but he is the only one to think that he is not an animal.”

Pascal Picq

“The attitudes that these free and pure beings would take amidst the dryness of the bush, I watched them with a singular feeling of greed, exaltation, desire, and despair. It seemed I had rediscovered a paradise once dreamed of, or that I had known long ago but had forgotten. And I hovered at the threshold. And could not cross over.”

Joseph Kessel

“We should give thanks to animals for their magnificent innocence and be grateful when they offer us their gentle, anxious gaze without any condemnation.”

Christian Bobin

“From encounter to encounter, from desire to thwarted desire, it become a need – no doubt puerile, but always more demanding – to find myself admitted into the innocence and freshness of the birth of the world.”

Joseph Kessel

“I no longer belonged to myself. I felt myself called by the beasts toward a happiness that was older than man.”

Joseph Kessel

“Grant me the strength to withstand what cannot be changed, the courage to change what can, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.”

Marcus Aurelius

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”


“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”

Oscar Wilde

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

Michel de Montaigne

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills its students.”