"Denis Diderot" was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Age of the Enlightenment/Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.
Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques the Fatalist/Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which was influenced by Laurence Sterne's novel Tristam Shandy in challenging conventions regarding novels and their structure and content, while also examining philosophical ideas about free will. Diderot is also known as the author of the dialogue Rameau's Nephew/Le Neveu de Rameau (Rameau's Nephew), upon which many articles and sermons about consumer desire have been based.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous editors! More Denis Diderot on Wikipedia.
The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes.Denis Diderot