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Born: 1910-06-23
Profession: Playwright
Nation: French
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Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life.

Tags: Leaving, Life, Order

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

Tags: Cannot, Human, Strength

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.

Tags: Gardening, Life, Men

Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.

Tags: Talent, While, Write

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

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Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

Tags: Hope, Reason, Tragedy

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

Tags: Courage, Death, Until

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.

Tags: Excess, Fun, Poor

When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past... And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.

Tags: Forty, Half, Past

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.

Tags: Devil, God, Whether

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.

Tags: Accepting, Life, Ourselves

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.

Tags: Mind, Power, Work

Things are beautiful if you love them.

Tags: Beautiful, Beauty, Love

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Tags: Above, Gift, Love

Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy - and that is life.

Tags: Life, Love, Real

What you get free costs too much.

Tags: Costs, Free

Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.

Tags: Art, Life, Nice

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.

Tags: Death, Life, Saying

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.

Tags: Genius, Himself, Knows

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.

Tags: Beauty, Doubt, God

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?

Tags: Almost, Happens, Life

I like reality. It tastes like bread.

Tags: Bread, Reality, Tastes

Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.

Tags: Give, Importance, Themselves

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.

Tags: History, Life, Talk

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.

Tags: Courage, Men, Real

Nothing is irreparable in politics.

Tags: Politics
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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.

Tags: Hands, Hold, Move

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Tags: Enemy, Life, Love

We poison our lives with fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.

Tags: Anyone, Fear, Lives

A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.

Tags: Anyone, Good, Love

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

Tags: Die, Evil, Men

An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.

Tags: Afraid, Fear, Ugly

Every man thinks god is on his side.

Tags: God, Side, Thinks

God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.

Tags: Everyone, God, Money

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Tags: Courage, Greatness, Takes
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