Jean Anouilh Quotes

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Saintliness is also a temptation.

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Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.


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


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


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


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

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Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.


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


The object of art is to give life a shape, and to do it by every conceivable artifice.


When you're forty, half of you belongs to the past—and when you are seventy, nearly all of you.

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Oh, love is real enough; you will find it some day, but it has one arch-enemy—and that is life.