Jean Genet Quotes

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Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. -Jean Genet
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. -Jean Genet
I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty. -Jean Genet
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man. -Jean Genet
A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. -Jean Genet
I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger. -Jean Genet
Violence is a calm that disturbs you. -Jean Genet
Though they may not always be handsome men doomed to evil posses the manly virtues. -Jean Genet
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. -Jean Genet
Betrayal is beautiful. -Jean Genet
on him, under him, with his mouth pressed to hers, he sang to her uncouth songs that moved through her body. -Jean Genet
Added to the moral solitude of the murderer comes the solitude of the artist, which can acknowledge no authority, save that of another artist. -Jean Genet
To write is your last resort when you've betrayed someone. -Jean Genet
We are the ink that gives the white page a meaning. -Jean Genet
The pimp has a grin, never a smile. -Jean Genet
It's a true image, born of a false spectacle. -Jean Genet
By dint of saying that I'm not alive, I accept the fact that people cease to regard me. -Jean Genet
One can hear all that's going on in the street. Which means that from the street one can hear what's going on in this house. -Jean Genet
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology. -Jean Genet
I'm homosexual. How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. -Jean Genet
I don't want to disappear. -Jean Genet
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity. -Jean Genet
It's the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go. -Jean Genet
Poetry is the break (or rather the meeting at the breaking point) between the visible and the invisible. -Jean Genet
poetry-is-break-rather-meeting-at-breaking-point-between-visible-invisible-jean-genet is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments. -Jean Genet
To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. -Jean Genet
The most reasonable man always manages, when he pulls the trigger, to become a dispenser of justice. -Jean Genet
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