Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.
Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)
Source: The New York Times, 2 October 1960.
Contributed by: Zaady
Life is a child playing round your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.
Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
Source: The Rehearsal, 1950.
Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Source: Beckett, 1959.
What you get free costs too much.
The object of art is to give life a shape.
Source: The Rehearsal
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
Source: Thomas à Becket, in Becket, act 1.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Source: Charles, in The Lark (adapted by Lillian Hellman, 1955).
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