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Jean Genet

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A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.

— Jean Genet

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I could not take lightly the idea that people made love without me.

— Jean Genet


Betrayal is beautiful.

— Jean Genet

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You must now go home, where everything -- you can be quite sure -- will be falser than here....You must go now. You'll leave by the right, through the alley....

— Jean Genet


Though they may not always be handsome men doomed to evil posses the manly virtues.

— Jean Genet

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Dzięki temu,że powiedział mi,iż nie żyję,pogodziłem się z faktem,że ludzie wyrzucili mnie ze swoich myśli

— Jean Genet


Nasze życie rodzinne,prawo naszych domów,nie przypomina ani trochę waszych domów.Kochamy się,ale jest to miłość bez miłości

— Jean Genet


Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?

— Jean Genet

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Violence is a calm that disturbs you.

— Jean Genet

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Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

— Jean Genet

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Interview with Tahar Ben Jelloun Le Monde November 1979
Interview with Antoine Bourseiller (1981) and with Bertrand Poirot-Delpech (1982) distributed as a videocassetts in the series Témoin. While he received excellent grades in school his childhood involved a series of attempts at running away and incidents of petty theft (although White also suggests that Genet's later claims of a dismal impoveriJean Genetd childhood were exaggerated to fit his outlaw image). He worked with Foucault and Sartre to protest police brutality against Algerians in Paris a problem persisting since the Algerian War of Independence when beaten bodies were to be found floating in the Seine.

Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)December 19 1910 – April 15 1986(1986-04-15)) was a prominent and controversial French novelist playwright poet essayist and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal but later took to writing.

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