Quotes of Jean Anouilh

“ Things are beautiful if you love them. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Things are beautiful if you love them. ”

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

“ Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ I spit on your happiness! I spit on your idea of lifethat life that must go on, come what may. You are all like dogs that lick everything they smell. You with your promise of a humdrum happinessprovided a person doesn't ask much of life. I want everything of life, I do; and I want it now! I want it total, complete: otherwise I reject it! I will not be moderate. I will not be satisfied with the bit of cake you offer me if I promise to be a good little girl. I want to be sure of everything this very day; sure that everything will be as beautiful as when I was a little girl. If not, I want to die! ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ I spit on your happiness! I spit on your idea of lifethat life that must go on, come what may. You are all like dogs that lick everything they smell. You with your promise of a humdrum happinessprovided a person doesn't ask much of life. I want everything of life, I do; and I want it now! I want it total, complete: otherwise I reject it! I will not be moderate. I will not be satisfied with the bit of cake you offer me if I promise to be a good little girl. I want to be sure of everything this very day; sure that everything will be as beautiful as when I was a little girl. If not, I want to die! ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Talent is a faucet. When it is on, one must write. Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout — not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say… ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Things are beautiful if you love them. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Effective action is always unjust. ”

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

“ Saintliness is also a temptation. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ What you get free costs too much. ”

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh Ardele

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

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

“ To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ I like reality. It tastes like bread. ”

- Jean Anouilh

“ It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout — not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say… ”

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh

“ To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying. ”

- Jean Anouilh

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

- Jean Anouilh
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