Jean Anouilh

1910 - 1987

A Quote by Jean Anouilh on aim, art, life, and niceness

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: The Rehearsal, 1950.

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on books, history, and life

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.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on courage, day, and death

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Beckett, 1959.

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh

What you get free costs too much.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on art and life

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The object of art is to give life a shape.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: The Rehearsal

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on beauty, doubt, and god

Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Thomas à Becket, in Becket, act 1.

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on ugliness

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Antigone

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on god

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Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Charles, in The Lark (adapted by Lillian Hellman, 1955).

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on inspiration and poets

Inspiration? - a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: The New York Times, 2 October 1960.

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A Quote by Jean Anouilh on children, garden, and life

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.

Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987)

Source: Antigone

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