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Jean Anouilh Quotes

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Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy - and that is life.

One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.

Our entire life ... consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
[Self Acceptance]

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.

The object of art is to give life a shape.

The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Things are beautiful if you love them.

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them.

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.

What you get free costs too much.

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.

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