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Quotations From MOLIÈRE [JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN]

 

  • 81.
    All the satires of the stage should be viewed without discomfort. They are public mirrors, where we are never to admit that we see ourselves; one admits to a fault when one is scandalized by its censure.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Uranie, in La Critique de L'Ecole des Femmes (School for Wives Criticized), sc. 6 (1663). Uranie speaks of Molière's comedies.
  • 82.
    He must have killed a lot of people to be so rich.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Toinette, in The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade Imaginaire), act 1, sc. 5 (1673). Toinette is speaking of a doctor.

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  • 83.
    They were more chaste in their ears than in the rest of their bodies.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Uranie, in La Critique de L'Ecole des Femmes (School for Wives Criticized), sc. 4 (1663). Uranie speaks of the reaction of hypocritical prudes to indecent jokes.
  • 84.
    All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. The Master of Philosophy, in Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Would-be Nobleman), act 2, sc. 4 (1670).
  • 85.
    Two wives? That exceeds the custom.
    Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. The notary, in The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes), act 5, sc. 3 (1672).
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