Jean Genet Quotes

Jean Genet Quotes: One can hear all that's going on in the street. Which means that from the street one can hear what's going on in this house.
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Jean Genet Quote: They remain dead, the people I try to resuscitate by straining to hear what they say. But the illusion is not pointless, or not quite, even if the reader knows all this better than I do. One thing a book tries to do, beneath the disguise of words and causes and clothes and grief, is show the skeleton and the skeleton dust to come. The author too, like those of whom he speaks, is dead.
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Quotes about Jean Genet: Betrayal is beautiful.
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Quote about Jean Genet: Added to the moral solitude of the murderer comes the solitude of the artist, which can acknowledge no authority, save that of another artist.
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Jean Genet Sayings: Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
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Jean Genet Saying: Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.
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Sayings about Jean Genet: ...the characters in my books all resemble each other. They live, with minor variations, the same moments, the same perils, and when I speak of them, my language, which is inspired by them, repeats the same poems in the same tone.
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Saying about Jean Genet: Men endowed with a wild imagination should have, in addition, the great poetic faculty of denying our universe and its values so that they may act upon it with sovereign ease.
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Jean Genet Quotes: When we see life, we call it beautiful. When we see death, we call it ugly. But it is more beautiful still to see oneself living at great speed, right up to the moment of death.
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Jean Genet Quote: In reviewing my life, in tracing its course, I fill my cell with the pleasure of being what for want of a trifle I failed to be, recapturing, so that I may hurl myself into them as into dark pits, those moments when I strayed through the trap-ridden compartments of a subterranean sky
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Quotes about Jean Genet: I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
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