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Violence is a calm that disturbs you. Jean Genet#Calm 72
Jean Genet#Calm 72
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them. Jean Genet#HeroesHeroism 71
Jean Genet#HeroesHeroism 71
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology. Jean Genet#Revolution 68
Jean Genet#Revolution 68
Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all. Jean Genet#Dream 59
Jean Genet#Dream 59
We know that their adventures are childish. They themselves are fools. They are ready to kill or be killed over a card-game in which an opponent -- or they themselves -- was cheating. Yet, thanks to such fellows, tragedies are possible. Jean Genet#Delinquency 59
Jean Genet#Delinquency 59
I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty. Jean Genet#Beauty 56
Jean Genet#Beauty 56
You must now go home where everything you can be quite sure will be falser than here....You must go now. Youll leave by the right through the alley.... Jean Genet#Reality 50
Jean Genet#Reality 50
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. Jean Genet#Crime 46
Jean Genet#Crime 46
A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. Jean Genet#Act 43
Jean Genet#Act 43
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. Jean Genet#Protest 37
Jean Genet#Protest 37
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