239 Total Quotes

French Dramatist Quotes

We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Jean Giraudoux
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The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
Jean Genet
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There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Eugene Ionesco
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I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.
Jean Giraudoux
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The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux
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Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Eugene Ionesco
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It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.
James Riley
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Marcel Pagnol
A secret is not something unrevealed, but something told privately, in a whisper.
Marcel Pagnol
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Alexandre Dumas
He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door.
Alexandre Dumas
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Alexandre Dumas
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
Alexandre Dumas
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If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
Alexandre Père
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Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
Alexandre Père
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How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Alexandre Père
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I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Père
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All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
Alexandre Père
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Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Alexandre Père
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It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
Alexandre Père
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All for one, one for all.
Alexandre Père
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It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
Alexandre Père
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Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
Alexandre Père
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Jules Renard
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
Jules Renard
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Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
Jean Genet
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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
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Antonin Artaud
Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.
Antonin Artaud
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Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
Jean Genet
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No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco
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Pierre Corneille
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Pierre Corneille
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A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
Jean Genet
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Antonin Artaud
It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.
Antonin Artaud
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If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.
Georges Courteline
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