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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.

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.

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

Nothing is irreparable in politics.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Every man thinks god is on his side.

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

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

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