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All Quotes by author - Jean Genet
" A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle. "
" A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. "
" Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. "
" Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity. "
" Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man. "
" I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger. "
" I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. "
" I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty. "
" Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun. "
" Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it. "
" The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. "
" The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology. "
" To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. "
" Violence is a calm that disturbs you. "
" What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches. "
" What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born. "
" Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. "
" Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak? "
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