Quotations From JEAN GENET


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  • The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man ... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
    Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).
  • Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
    Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Notes for The Screens (1961, trans. 1973).

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