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Jean Anouilh quotes

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

Things are beautiful if you love them.

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

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

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

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

Nothing is irreparable in politics.

Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy, is life.

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.

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

What you get free costs too much.

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.

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

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

I like reality. It tastes like bread.

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

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.

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.

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

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