Re: A Search for Exemplary Sentences

From: Alain LaBont\i (
Date: Wed Nov 18 1998 - 10:36:00 EST

A 18:19 98-11-17 -0800, Rick McGowan a écrit :
>Suppose you had only one sentence, gleaned from the corpus of "classical
>literature" or poetry of your exalted mother tongue, in which to capture
>language's beauty and cultural essence. What would it be? What sentence
>sums up everything? What great aphorism makes the patriotic pulses pound
>sets all eyes to watering?
>But in French, it probably is not:
> la chanson d'un dadaïste
> qui avait dada au coeur
> -- Tristan Tzara

   [Alain] :
   I recently gave one which I think, says everything [ (; ] :

      ... car la parole est d'argent, mais le silence est d'or
                    --Jean de la Fontaine

Alain LaBonté

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