Jean Genet Quotes

11 Jean Genet quotes:

"I'm homosexual... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Fame Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty-a sunken beauty."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Youth Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: History Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Hate Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Hate Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"Violence is a calm that disturbs you."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Violence Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Power Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Universe Quotes French Dramatist Quotes
"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."
Author: Genet Quotes Category: Music Quotes

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