A: "By converting as wide a range of experience into conscious thought.â€ - novelist Andre Malraux
Talk about succinct! Malraux captures the theme of The Lifelong Activist in two sentences.
And he's not even the first smart French novelist to do so:
â€œBe regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.â€ â€” Gustave Flaubert
Okay, this guy's not French,and not even a novelist, but he still rates a mention:
â€œIn dreams begin responsibilities.â€â€”William Butler Yeats