The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. Charles Caleb Colton
The French Revolution is the ultimate modernist statement. Destroy everything. Don't build on the past. There is no past. John Corigliano
The French Revolution actualised the Enlightenment's greatest intellectual breakthrough: detaching the political from the theocratic.
After the French Revolution, it was not the treason of the king that was in question; it was the existence of the king. You have to be very careful when you judge and execute somebody for being a symbol. Adam Michnik
If you look back at the history of creativity in clothes - the French Revolution, the First World War and the Second World War - they have all been creative reinventions, the moment new forms of luxury come into play. Christian Lacroix

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