The victorious argument by which she subdued my heart was, that at that moment Diderot was in distress.
M. Villey quotes Diderot as affirming that the blind cannot imagine.
Diderot, D'Alembert, and others were bold unbelievers, and did not veil their hostilities under a weak disguise.
The common opinion, says M. Villey, is entirely with Diderot.
Diderot, upon whom it ought to have had an effect quite contrary, was vexed at it.
There have been many attempts to imitate this manner since Diderot.
Back in the eighteenth century Diderot stated admirably the qualities a dramatist must have if he is to plot well.
And on this Diderot sails off into a digression on the grounds of praise and blame.
Diderot was desirous I should do something in this second undertaking, and proposed to me the musical part, which I accepted.
All these stars would have left Diderot to die of starvation.