Jean Anouilh, fully Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh

Anouilh, fully Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh

French Playwright, Screen Writer

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The object of art is to give life a shape.

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

All evil comes from the old.They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.

One cannot weep for the entire world. It is beyond human strength. One must choose.

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

Things are beautiful if you love them.

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.

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.

Real miracles are created by men when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.

What you get free costs too much.

Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some and to do it by every artifice possible - truer than the truth.

Saintliness is also a temptation.

The only immorality is to not do what one has to do when one has to do it.

Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

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French Playwright, Screen Writer