Facts about Jean Genet

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Jean Genet was a famous Dramatist from France, who lived between December 19, 1910 and April 15, 1986. He/she became 75 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Jean.

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Famous quotes by Jean Genet (18)


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"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them"
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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"
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"I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty"
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"Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all"
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"The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology"
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"Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity"
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"Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?"
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"What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches"
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"A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle"
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"Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all"
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"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance"
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"Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it"
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"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man"
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"I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger"
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"What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born"
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"Violence is a calm that disturbs you"
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"I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green"
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"A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness"


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