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Born: 1910-12-19
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: French
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Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

Tags: Anyone, Betrayal, Knows

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

Tags: Darkness, Dream, Time

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.

Tags: Away, Friendly, Great

Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.

Tags: Dreams, Young, Youth

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

Tags: Audience, Felt, Speak

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.

Tags: Liberation, Object, Revolution

Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.

Tags: History, Real, True

I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.

Tags: Give, Name, Violence

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.

Tags: End, May, Power

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.

Tags: Fame, Paid, Success

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.

Tags: Achieve, Bad, Harmony

Violence is a calm that disturbs you.

Tags: Calm, Disturbs, Violence

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.

Tags: Agree, Air, Universe

Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.

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I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Deep, Traitors

I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.

Tags: Eyes, Questions, Why

What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.

Tags: Born, Hatred, Ideas

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.

Tags: Black, Country, Deep

My illustrious lordship, I'll show you what a woman can do.

Tags: Lordship, Show, Woman

As long as I live I will have control over my being.

Tags: Control