18 Total Quotes

Alfred Jarry Quotes

Alfred Jarry
It is because the public are a mass -- inert, obtuse, and passive -- that they need to be shaken up from time to time so that we can tell from their bear-like grunts where they are -- and also where they stand. They are pretty harmless, in spite of their numbers, because they are fighting against intelligence.
Alfred Jarry
#Audiences

Alfred Jarry
The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
Alfred Jarry
#Life #French Writer

Alfred Jarry
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity
Alfred Jarry
#Infinity

Alfred Jarry
You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?
Alfred Jarry
#Socializing And Socialism #Company

Alfred Jarry
We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings.
Alfred Jarry
#French Writer

Alfred Jarry
Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
Alfred Jarry
#Force #Applause

Alfred Jarry
The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.
Alfred Jarry
#Theater

Alfred Jarry
Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
Alfred Jarry
#Men #French Writer

Alfred Jarry
Our lives are without reason, nothing outside the individuality.
Alfred Jarry
#Individuality

Alfred Jarry
It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements. I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty.
Alfred Jarry
#French Writer

Alfred Jarry
To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a ''mummified'' form.
Alfred Jarry
#Tradition

Alfred Jarry
We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Alfred Jarry
#French Writer

Alfred Jarry
Blind and unwavering indiscipline at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
Alfred Jarry
#French Writer

Alfred Jarry
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
Alfred Jarry
#French Writer