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Jean Anouilh Quotes


A French dramatist.
(1910 - 1987)

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A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.
 

A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.
 

All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
 

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
 

Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
[Begin]
 

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
[Beauty]
 

Each of us has a day ... when he has to accept, finally, the fact that he is a man.
[Self Acceptance]
 

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
[God]
 

God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.
 

God! Is there anything uglier than a frightened man!
[Fear]
 

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?
 

I like reality. It tastes like bread.
[Reason]
 

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
 

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
 

Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life.
 

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
[Life]
 

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
 

Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
[Introspection]
 

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
 

Nothing is irreparable in politics.
 


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