In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

One of the most talented and controversial French artists of all time

In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself.

1

Better to cry than just to laugh at everything.

2

I am incapable of mediocrity.

3

The love that we will never make together is the most beautiful, the most violent, the most pure, the most heady.

4

Love without philosophizing is like having a quick coffee.

5

People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

6

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

7

Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she’s beautiful but don’t have anything to talk about, it’s going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.

8

Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.

9

I’ve succeeded at everything except my life.

10

I know my limits. That’s why I’m beyond.

11

I like the night, I have clearer ideas in the dark.

12

The man created gods. The opposite is yet to be proved.

13

The mask falls, the man remains, and the hero vanishes.

14

In a couple, there is always one who suffers and one who pisses off.

15

Better not think of anything than not to think at all.

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