Quotations From JEAN ANOUILH

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  • 1.
    Nothing is irreparable in politics.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Warwick, in The Lark, pt. 1.
  • 2.
    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.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Warwick, in The Lark, adapted by Lillian Hellman (1955).

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  • 3.
    The only immorality ... is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Thomas à Becket, in Becket, act 2.
  • 4.
    Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Thomas à Becket, in Becket, act 1.

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  • 5.
    Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, affairs of state—everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Monsieur Orlas, in Cécile.
  • 6.
    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 (1910-1987), French playwright. Creon, in Antigone.

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  • 7.
    An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Antigone, in Antigone.
  • 8.
    One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Le Chevalier, in Cécile.

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  • 9.
    There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
    Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Le Général, in Ardèle, act 1.

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  • 10.
    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 (1910-1987), French playwright. Araminthe, in Cécile.

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