Jean Anouilh - Quotes

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Things are beautiful if you love them.

Things are beautiful if you love them.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

What you get free costs too much. ---->>>

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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

I like reality. It tastes like bread. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Nothing is irreparable in politics. ---->>>

Every man thinks god is on his side. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 06-23, 1910
Birthplace:
Die: 10-03, 1987
Occupation: Playwright
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Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (French: [anuj]; 23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government (wikipedia)