Voltaire = Writer, Historian and Philosopher – Words for today

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”

Pastel by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Retrieved from Wikipedia 11-11-2020

A friend sent me this quote this week from Voltaire who lived from 1694 -1778 in France, England and Prussia. An Enlightenment Era Writer and Philosopher, who wrote a total of more than 2000 pamphlets, books essays, plays and poetry. Famous for his wit, and his criticism, he was an “advocate of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.” I hadn’t thought about Voltaire since my college days. At the time, I admired his writing and reputation. He knew Issac Newton and brought Newton’s Physics to France and to Europe from England.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Have a great rest of the week wherever you may be.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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2 Responses to Voltaire = Writer, Historian and Philosopher – Words for today

  1. mydangblog says:

    What an absolutely apt quotation.

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