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#1. In the second photo I am thirty years old. My face has hardened. The jaws are accentuated. The mouth is bitter and mean. I look like a hoodlum in spite of my eyes, which have remained gentle. Their gentleness is almost indiscernible because of the fixity of gaze imposed upon me by the official photographer. By means of these two pictures I can see the violence that animated me at the time: from the age of sixteen to thirty. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#2. I love you because you're tender and sweet, you the hardest and sternest of men. And your sweetness and tenderness are such that they make you as light as a shred of tulle, subtle as a flake of mist, airy as a caprice. Your thick muscles, your arms, your thighs, your hands, are more unreal than the melting of day into night. You envelop me and I contain you. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#3. Beauty is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#4. Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its diversity. Nothing in the world was irrelevant: the stars on a general's sleeve, the stock-market quotations, the olive harvest, the style of the judiciary, the wheat exchange, flower-beds. Nothing. This order, fearful and feared, whose details were all inter-related, had a meaning: my exile. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#5. Anyone who has not experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#6. Slowly but surly I want to strip her of every kind of happiness as to make a saint of her. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#7. To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#8. Those eyes, seemingly without mystery, are like certain closed cities, such as Lyons and Zurich, and they hypnotize me as do empty theaters, deserted prisons, machinery at rest, deserts, for deserts are closed and do not communicate with the infinite. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#9. 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. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#10. She was happy, and perfectly in line with the tradition of those women they used to call "ruined," "fallen," feckless, bitches in heat, ravished dolls, sweet sluts, instant princesses, hot numbers, great lays, succulent morsels, everybody's darlings ... #Quote by Jean Genet
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#11. By stretching language we'll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#12. Ariadne in the labyrinth. The most alive of worlds, human beings with the tenderest flesh, are made of marble. I strew devastation as I pass. I wander dead-eyed through cities and petrified populations. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#13. But I shall transmit their names far down the ages. These names alone will remain in the future, divested of their objects. Who, it will be asked, were Bulkaen, Harcamone, Divers, who was Pilorge, who was Guy? And their names will inspire awe, as we are awed by the light from a star that has been dead a thousand years. Have I told all there was to tell of this adventure? If I take leave of this book, I take leave of what can be related. The rest is ineffable. I say no more and walk barefoot. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#14. Neither the state guards nor the municipal police stopped me. What they saw going by was no longer a man but the curious product of misfortune, something to which laws could not be applied. I had exceeded the bounds of indecency. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#15. Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#16. Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#17. Even there, intimacy evolved its alchemy. A solemn marble stairway led to corridors covered with red carpets, upon which one moved noiselessly. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#18. Violence is a calm that disturbs you. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#19. Every premeditated murder is always governed by a preparatory ceremonial and is always followed by a propitiatory ceremonial. The meaning of both eludes the murderers mind. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#20. It's a true image, born of a false spectacle. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#21. The door made the usual, terrifying sound of a door. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#22. I love you as if you were in my belly. You're not my sweetheart, you're myself. My heart or my sex. A branch of me. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#23. I was in the habit of calling a kiss a peck. Bulkaen had said "a smack." As erotic language, such as we use in dalliance, is a kind of secretion, a concentrated juice that flows from the lips only in moments of the most intense emotion, of plaint, as this language is, in other words, the essential expression of passion, each pair of lovers has its own peculiar language, a language which has a perfume, an odor sui generis which belongs only to that couple ... intimacy ... the secret rites of a deep love. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#24. What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#25. Limited by the world, which I oppose, jagged by it, I shall be all the more handsome and sparkling as the angles which wound me and give me shape are more acute and the jagging more cruel. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#26. What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#27. Thereafter, he ennobled shame. He bore it in my presence like a burden, like a tiger clinging to his shoulders, the threat of which imparted to his shoulders a most insolent submissiveness. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#28. When a man invents an image that he wants to propagate, that he may even want to substitute for himself, he starts by experimenting, making mistakes, sketching out freaks and other non-viable monsters that he has to tear up unless they disintegrate of their own accord. But the operative image is the one that's left after the person dies or withdraws from the world, as in the case of Socrates, Christ, Saladin, Saint-Just and so on. They succeeded in projecting an image around themselves and into the future. It doesn't matter whether or not the image corresponds to what they were really like: they managed to wrest a powerful image from that reality. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#29. I decided to be what crime made of me, #Quote by Jean Genet
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#30. I am his tomb. The earth is nothing. Dead. Staves and orchards issue from my mouth. His. Perfume my chest, which is wide, wide open. A greengage plum swells his silence. The bees escape from his eyes, from his sockets where the liquid pupils have flowed from under the flaccid eyelids. To eat a youngster shot on the barricades, to devour a young hero, is no easy thing. We all love the sun. My mouth is bloody. So are my fingers. I tore the flesh to shreds with my teeth. Corpses do not usually bleed. His did. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#31. When we see life, we call it beautiful. When we see death, we call it ugly. But it is more beautiful still to see oneself living at great speed, right up to the moment of death. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#32. Henry Miller, Genet, Sade, Bataille are really important writers for me and I love them, but I feel often they don't love me, you know? I feel I always have to wrap my head around the way the girl is treated in the works, and the way the woman writer has been treated within their philosophies. I think of Kathy Acker's Blood and Guts in High School, where Janey Smith is in an S&M relationship with Jean Genet, who she follows around the deserts of Algeria, and he's horrible to her, and that's what I think of when I think of my relationship to those writers. I think you have to read the text, obviously, despite that.

You seem to be subverting Sade and Bataille's ideas of the whore, and Henry Miller – all of his cunt portraits, all of his horrors that he writes about – you're writing about it from an interiority and a subjectivity that we don't typically get with the 'whore' or the 'slut' or the sexual girl. #Quote by Kate Zambreno
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#33. Added to the moral solitude of the murderer comes the solitude of the artist, which can acknowledge no authority, save that of another artist. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#34. Saintliness means turning pain to good account. It means forcing the devil to
be God. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#35. Betrayal is beautiful. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#36. Divine was metamorphosed into one of those monsters that are painted on walls, for a customer murmured a magic word: 'homoseckshual #Quote by Jean Genet
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#37. Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#38. When the judge calls the criminal's name out he stands up, and they are immediately linked by a strange biology that makes them both opposite and complementary. The one cannot exist without the other. Which is the sun and which is the shadow? It's well known some criminals have been great men. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#39. But," she said to the priest, "I'm not dead yet. I've heard the angels farting on the ceiling. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#40. Ah those knock-out body fluids: blood, sperm, tears! #Quote by Jean Genet
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#41. In order to weep, I had descended to the realm of the dead themselves, to their secret chambers, led by the invisible but soft hands of birds down stairways which were folded up again as I advanced. I displayed my grief in the friendly fields of death, far from men: within myself. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#42. She went to get the revolver, which had long since been loaded by a most considerate Providence, and when she held it in her hand, weighty as a phallus in action, she realised she was big with murder, pregnant with a corpse. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#43. I'm homosexual ... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#44. They made comments about the women's legs, but, as they were not witty, their remarks had no finesse. Since their emotion was not torn by any point, they quite naturally skidded along on a stagnent ground of poetry. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#45. Love makes use of the worst traps. The least noble. The rarest. It exploits coincidence. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#46. It was around this time that I'd begun trying to perfect the art of fucking with people's minds. I'd figured out that when someone else was hogging the limelight, you could cut him down to size by bringing up a subject he didn't know anything about. If the other person knew a lot about literature, I'd talk about the Velvet Underground; if he knew a lot about rock, I'd talk about Messiaen; if he knew a lot about classical music, I'd talk about Roy Lichtenstein; if he knew a lot about pop art, I'd talk about Jean Genet; and so on. Do that in a small provincial city and you never lose an argument. #Quote by Ryu Murakami
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#47. We are the ink that gives the white page a meaning. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#48. The despondency that follows makes me feel somewhat like a shipwrecked man who spies a sail, sees himself saved, and suddenly remembers that the lens of his spyglass has a flaw, a blurred spot
the sail he has seen. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#49. Repudiating the virtues of your world, criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe. They agree to live in it. The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#50. Men endowed with a wild imagination should have, in addition, the great poetic faculty of denying our universe and its values so that they may act upon it with sovereign ease. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#51. When I beheld you, suddenly - for perhaps a second - I had the strength to reject everything that wasn't you and to laugh at the illusion. But my shoulders are very frail. I was unable to bear the weight of the world's condemnation. And I began to hate you when everything about you would have kindled my love and when love would have made men's contempt unbearable, and their contempt would have made my love unbearable. The fact is, I hate you. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#52. For I do not love the oppressed. I love those whom I love, who are always handsome and sometimes oppressed but stand up and rebel #Quote by Jean Genet
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#53. They spent their time doing nothing ... they let intimacy fuse them. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#54. Beauty has no other origin than a wound, unique, different for each person, hidden or visible, that everyone keeps in himself, that he preserves and to which he withdraws when he wants to leave the world for a temporary but profound solitude. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#55. Poetry is the break (or rather the meeting at the breaking point) between the visible and the invisible. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#56. I, his mistress, mad with grief, shall follow him ... I shall share his glory. You speak of widowhood and deny me the white gown - the mourning of queens. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#57. I want to fulfill myself in one of the rarest of destinies. I have only a dim notion of what it 
will be. I want it to have not a graceful curve slightly bent toward evening but a hitherto unseen beauty 
lovely because of the danger which works away at it overwhelms it undermines it. Oh let me be only utter
 beauty I shall go quickly or slowly but I shall dare what must be dared. I shall destroy appearances the 
casings will burn away and one evening I shall appear there in the palm of your hand quiet and pure like a
 glass statuette. You will see me. Round about me there will be nothing left. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#58. I leave you free to imagine any dialogue you please. Choose whatever may charm you. Have it, if you like, that they hear the voice of the blood, or that they fall in love at first sight ... Conceive the wildest improbabilities. Have it that the depths of their beings are thrilled at accosting each other in slang. Tangle them suddenly in a swift embrace or a brotherly kiss. Do whatever you like. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#59. The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man ... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#60. By dint of saying that I'm not alive, I accept the fact that people cease to regard me. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#61. Erotic play discloses a nameless world which is revealed by the nocturnal language of lovers. Such language is not written down. It is whispered into the ear at night in a hoarse voice. At dawn it is forgotten. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#62. They remain dead, the people I try to resuscitate by straining to hear what they say. But the illusion is not pointless, or not quite, even if the reader knows all this better than I do. One thing a book tries to do, beneath the disguise of words and causes and clothes and grief, is show the skeleton and the skeleton dust to come. The author too, like those of whom he speaks, is dead. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#63. I wanted to swallow myself by opening my mouth very wide and turning it over my head so that it would take in my whole body, and then the Universe, until all that would remain of me would be a ball of eaten thing which little by little would be annihilated: that is how I see the end of the world. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#64. The time for reasoning is past; now's the time to get steamed up and fight like mad. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#65. The Archangel took his role of fucker seriously. It made him sing the Marseillaise, for now he was proud of being a Frenchman and a Gallic cock, of which only males are proud. Then he died in the war. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#66. [Y]ou're in a fog. When you circle round, you watch us live. You watch us struggle and you're envious. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#67. To write is your last resort when you've betrayed someone. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#68. It was the first time I saw the look on the face of the people I robbed: it was ugly. I was the cause of such ugliness, and the only thing that made me feel was a cruel pleasure which, I thought, was bound to transfigure my own face, to make me resplendent. I was then 23 years old. From that moment on, I felt capable of advancing in cruelty. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#69. When I got to the street, I walked boldly. But I was always accompanied by an agonizing thought: the fear that honest people may be thieves who have chosen a cleverer and safer way of stealing. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#70. The hour between dog and wolf, that is, dusk, when the two can't be distinguished from each other, suggests a lot of other things besides the time of day ... The hour in which ... every being becomes his own shadow, and thus something other than himself. The hour of metamorphoses, when people half hope, half fear that a dog will become a wolf. The hour that comes down to us from at least as far back as the early Middle Ages, when country people believed that transformation might happen at any moment. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#71. I think Lindsay Kemp really introduced me to the work of Jean Genet, and through that, I kind of kept re-educating myself about other prose writers and poets. #Quote by David Bowie
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#72. The pimp has a grin, never a smile. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#73. On him, under him, with his mouth pressed to hers, he sang to her uncouth songs that moved through her body. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#74. Hell has degrees, so does love #Quote by Jean Genet
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#75. The characters in my books all resemble each other. They live, with minor variations, the same moments, the same perils, and when I speak of them, my language, which is inspired by them, repeats the same poems in the same tone. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#76. Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity's dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient. #Quote by Patti Smith
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#77. My heart's in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand's in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#78. I let myself drift, as to the depth of an ocean, to the depths of a dismal neighborhood of had and opaque but rather light houses, to the inner gaze of memory, for the matter of memory is porous #Quote by Jean Genet
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#79. If he lies pressed against me, he gently twines his legs about mine and our legs are merged by the very soft cloth of our pajamas; he then takes great pains to find the right spot to cuddle his cheek. So long as he is not sleeping, I feel the quivering of his eyelids and upturned lashes against the very sensitive skin of my neck. If he feels a tickling in his nostrils, his laziness and drowsiness keep him from lifting his hand, so that in order to scratch himself he rubs his nose against my beard, thus giving me delicate little taps with his head, like a young calf sucking its mother. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#80. Solitude, as I understand it, does not signify an unhappy state, but rather secret royalty, profound incommunicability yet a more or less obscure knowledge of an invulnerable singularity. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#81. Creation is not a light-hearted game. The creator commits to a terrible adventure, which is to take up-on himself all of the dangers that his creatures run. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#82. My love is always sad."'
"That's right. As soon as I kiss you, you get sad. I've noticed it."
"Does it bother you?"
"No, it doesn't matter. I'm happy instead of you. I murmur to myself I love you... I love you... I love you... #Quote by Jean Genet
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#83. Like Jean Genet, Robert was a terrible thief. Genet was caught and imprisoned for stealing rare volumes of Proust and rolls of silk from a shirt maker. Aesthetic thieves. I imagined his sense of horror and triumph as bits of Blake swirled into the sewers of New York City. #Quote by Patti Smith
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#84. During my boyhood, I once happened to taste some shit. Of course, it was my own. The French Author Jean Genet writes, 'Filth abhors filth.' Genius. When I was a a child and I wanted to shit, I went home – even if I was playing at a neighbor's house. Even now, I can't do it at a station toilet or a park toilet. Anyway, about the taste of that shit–it's actually more bitter than foul-smelling. If you think I'm lying, try it for yourself. #Quote by Suehiro Maruo
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#85. Beauty has no other origin than the singular wound, different in every case, hidden or visible, which each man bears within himself, which he preserves, and into which he withdraws when he would quit the world for a temporary but authentic solitude #Quote by Jean Genet
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#86. First of all, don't mix your hairpins up with mine! You ... Oh! All right, mix your muck with mine. Mix it! Mix your rags with my tatters! Mix it all up ... #Quote by Jean Genet
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#87. A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#88. The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. #Quote by Jean Genet
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#89. She was dull, unattractive, couldn't tell the time, count money or tie her own shoe laces ... But I loved her #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#90. Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all? #Quote by Jean Racine
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#91. Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
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#92. Tonight I love you in a way that you have not known in me: I am neither worn down by travels nor wrapped up in the desire for your presence. I am mastering my love for you and turning it inwards as a constituent element of myself. This happens much more often than I admit to you, but seldom when I'm writing to you. Try to understand me: I love you while paying attention to external things. At Toulouse I simply loved you. Tonight I love you on a spring evening. I love you with the window open. You are mine, and things are mine, and my love alters the things around me and the things around me alter my love. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
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#93. They thought I was a vampire, and it had all been an act. I stared at Jean-Claude's smiling face and the matching scars: his chest, my arm. Jean-Claude's hand pulled me down into a bow. As the applause finally began to fade, Jean-Claude whispered, "We need to talk, Anita. Your friend Catherine's life depends on your actions." I met his eyes and said, "I killed the things that gave me this scar." He smiled broadly, showing just a hint of fang. "What a lovely coincidence. So did I. #Quote by Laurell K. Hamilton
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#94. I don't grasp things this early in the day. I mean, I hear voices, all right, but I can't pick out the verbs. #Quote by Jean Kerr
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#95. When you create a movie, you create something in your image. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Annaud
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#96. The duty of a judge is to administer justice, but his practice is to delay it #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
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#97. She is dearer to me than life. But her suffering comes from within, and only she can rid herself of it. For she is free. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
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#98. Human beings tend to be unable to estimate how biased they are. #Quote by Jean-Francois Manzoni
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#99. Some days
you'll hold the sorrow between your teeth
and smile tightly
to keep it from escaping. #Quote by Minerve Jean
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#100. I don't like dirty. That's why I hate cigarettes. A little bit of alcohol is O.K., but no drugs. And I like to sleep alone because I wake up, I walk around, I bring my computer with me to bed, I have a great time. #Quote by Jean Pigozzi
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#101. One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
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#102. Naturally, no march on Washington would be complete without its counter-demonstration. #Quote by Jean Hanff Korelitz
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#103. The way some German politicians have lashed out at Greece when the country fell into the crisis has left deep wounds there. I was just as shocked by the banners of protesters in Athens that showed the German chancellor in a Nazi uniform. #Quote by Jean-Claude Juncker
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#104. To study men, we must look close by; to study man, we must learn to look afar; if we are to discover essential characteristics, we must first observe differences. #Quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#105. Ah! There you are! he exclaimed, looking at Jean Valjean. I'm so glad to see you. Well, but how is this? I gave you the candlesticks too, which are of silver like the rest, and for which you can certainly get two hundred francs. Why did you not carry them away with your forks and spoons? #Quote by Victor Hugo
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#106. It is useless to dream of revolution through content, useless to dream of a revelation through form, because the medium and the real are now in a single nebula whose truth is indecipherable. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard
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#107. The devil prince of this world, but this world don't last so long for mortal man. #Quote by Jean Rhys
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#108. Religion is the hospital of the souls that the world has wounded. #Quote by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
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#109. Better to rely on one powerful king than on many little princes. #Quote by Jean De La Fontaine
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#110. My grandmother taught me how to make the basic pate brise pastry crust when I was young. The one thing I learned simply by eating her endless variations on delicious tarts for dinner every night is that this dough can be used for just about anything - sweet or savory. #Quote by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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#111. The prayer ended, 'May Almighty God defend us.' And God who is indeed mysterious, who had made no sign when they burned Pierre as he slept - not a clap of thunder, not a flash of lighting - mysterious God heard Mr Mason at once and answered him. The yells stopped. #Quote by Jean Rhys
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#112. I don't think children have competed with my career, they have clarified it. My children ground me. They make me honest. #Quote by Marianne Jean-Baptiste
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#113. I'd like to do plays, maybe a one man show. #Quote by Jean Reno
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#114. The first thing we become convinced of is that man is organized so as to be far more sensible of pain than of pleasure. #Quote by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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#115. One must either take an interest in the human situation or else parade before the void. #Quote by Jean Rostand
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#116. To picture him, sitting at his desk at home, scribbling away with a pen and paper, endears him to me so completely. It gives me shivers. Currents of electricity from my scalp down to my toes. #Quote by Jenny Han
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#117. I never wanted to go to university: books seemed to have all the answers, and the questions, too. I went to work for Jean Muir as her in-house model. Miss Muir - as she will always be to me - was interested in everything. #Quote by Joanna Lumley
Jean Genet quotes by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
#118. Loud indignation against vice often stands for virtue in the eyes of bigots. #Quote by Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
Jean Genet quotes by Jean Racine
#119. You who love wild passions, flee the holy austerity of my pleasures. All here breathes of God, peace and truth. #Quote by Jean Racine
Jean Genet quotes by Scott Lynch
#120. That's a sweet piece," said Jean, briefly forgetting to be aggravated. "You didn't snatch that off a street."
"No," said Locke, before taking another deep draught of the warm water in the decanter. "I got it from the neck of the governor's mistress."
"You can't be serious."
"In the governor's manor."
"Of all the -"
"In the governor's bed."
"Damned lunatic!"
"With the governor sleeping next to her."
The night quiet was broken by the high, distant trill of a whistle, the traditional swarming noise of city watches everywhere. Several other whistles joined in a few moments later.
"It is possible," said Locke with a sheepish grin, "that I have been slightly too bold. #Quote by Scott Lynch
Jean Genet quotes by Jean Lipman-Blumen
#121. Hot groups have members who are task-obsessed and full of passion. They share a style which is intense, sharply focused, and full bore. Members feel engaged in an important, even vital and personally ennobling mission; their task dominates all other considerations; and although such intense teams tend to remain intact only for a relatively short period of time, that time is remembered nostalgically and in considerable detail by its members. #Quote by Jean Lipman-Blumen
Jean Genet quotes by Jean-Pierre Vernant
#122. A word's meaning depends not so much on its linguistic past but rather on the place the word occupies in relation to the general system of the language at the period in question. #Quote by Jean-Pierre Vernant
Jean Genet quotes by Jean Teule
#123. Alan! How many more times do I have to tell you? We do not say "see you soon" to customers when they leave our shop. We say "goodbye", because they won't be coming back, ever. When will you get that into your thick head? #Quote by Jean Teule
Jean Genet quotes by AnnaLynne McCord
#124. I was always the girl who wore the mismatching socks, frizzy hair, ponytail I wouldn't take out for a week, and cutoff jean shorts that were at my knees. #Quote by AnnaLynne McCord
Jean Genet quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#125. Children are overbearing, supercilious, passionate, envious, inquisitive, egotistical, idle, fickle, timid, intemperate, liars, and dissemblers; they laugh and weep easily, are excessive in their joys and sorrows, and that about the most trifling objects; they bear no pain, but like to inflict it on others; already they are men. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Jean Genet quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#126. It is the corpse of the bourgeoisie that separates us. With us, it is that class that is the carrier of the chromosome of banality. #Quote by Jean Baudrillard

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