Quotes by Jean Anouilh

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
– Jean Anouilh
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
– Jean Anouilh
Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
– Jean Anouilh
Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
– Jean Anouilh
God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.
– Jean Anouilh
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
– Jean Anouilh
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
– Jean Anouilh
Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life.
– Jean Anouilh
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
Nothing is irreparable in politics.
– Jean Anouilh
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy - and that is life.
– Jean Anouilh
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
– Jean Anouilh
Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
– Jean Anouilh
Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
– Jean Anouilh
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
– Jean Anouilh
Saintliness is also a temptation.
– Jean Anouilh
Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.
– Jean Anouilh
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
– Jean Anouilh
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
– Jean Anouilh
Things are beautiful if you love them.
– Jean Anouilh