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Jean Anouilh
(1910-1987) born on
Jun 23
French dramatist, screenwriter. He was one of the strongest personalities of the French theatre whose plays expressed personal messages and grudges against specific persons.
         
   
F
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.

R
Talent is like a faucet; while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration? -- a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.
A
Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It's the aim of art to give it some.
N
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Penquin Dictionary Modern Humorous Quotations," by Fred Metclaf, 1986.
R: In "The New York Times," 2 Oct 1960.
A: "The Rehearsal," 1950.
N: Creon, in "Antigone."
K: Warwick, in "The Lark," adapted by Lillian Hellman, 1955.
   


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