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Jean Anouilh
June 23, 1910 - October 3, 1987
Nationality: French
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: French Playwright

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


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.

    Topics: Life

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.


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


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


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

    Topics: Courage

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


Things are beautiful if you love them.


With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.


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


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

    Topics: Love Is

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.


Every man thinks god is on his side.


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


Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.


An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.


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 you get free costs too much.


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


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


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