Jean Genet Quotes

Top 56 wise famous quotes and sayings by Jean Genet

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Jean Genet quotes: Faggots are the great immoralists. Faggots are the great immoralists.
Jean Genet quotes: We are the ink that gives the white page a meaning. We are the ink that gives the white page a meaning.
Jean Genet quotes: To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance. To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
Jean Genet quotes: I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger. I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger.
Jean Genet quotes: To write is your last resort when you've betrayed someone. To write is your last resort when you've betrayed someone.
Jean Genet quotes: Ah those knock-out body fluids: blood, sperm, tears! Ah those knock-out body fluids: blood, sperm, tears!
Jean Genet quotes: I don't want to disappear. I don't want to disappear.
Jean Genet quotes: I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty. I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.
Jean Genet quotes: One can hear all that's going on in the street. Which means that from the street one can hear what's going on in this house. One can hear all that's going on in the street. Which means that from the street one can hear what's going on in this house.
Jean Genet quotes: The most reasonable man always manages, when he pulls the trigger, to become a dispenser of justice. The most reasonable man always manages, when he pulls the trigger, to become a dispenser of justice.
Jean Genet quotes: Anyone who's never experienced the pleasure of betrayal doesn't know what pleasure is. Anyone who's never experienced the pleasure of betrayal doesn't know what pleasure is.
Jean Genet quotes: Beauty is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments. Beauty is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments.
Jean Genet 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. 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.
Jean Genet quotes: [Y]ou're in a fog. When you circle round, you watch us live. You watch us struggle and you're envious. [Y]ou're in a fog. When you circle round, you watch us live. You watch us struggle and you're envious.
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. I'm homosexual ... How and why are idle questions. It's a little like wanting to know why my eyes are green.
Jean Genet quotes: Slowly but surly I want to strip her of every kind of happiness as to make a saint of her. Slowly but surly I want to strip her of every kind of happiness as to make a saint of her.
Jean Genet quotes: Even there, intimacy evolved its alchemy. A solemn marble stairway led to corridors covered with red carpets, upon which one moved noiselessly. Even there, intimacy evolved its alchemy. A solemn marble stairway led to corridors covered with red carpets, upon which one moved noiselessly.
Jean Genet quotes: Divine departed as she would have desired, in a mixture of fantasy and sordidness. Divine departed as she would have desired, in a mixture of fantasy and sordidness.
Jean Genet quotes: Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man. Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Jean Genet quotes: It's a true image, born of a false spectacle. It's a true image, born of a false spectacle.
Jean Genet quotes: I decided to be what crime made of me, I decided to be what crime made of me,
Jean Genet quotes: By stretching language we'll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide. By stretching language we'll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide.
Jean Genet quotes: He did not joke, as the newspapers dared report, for sarcasm is bitter and conceals ferments of despair. He did not joke, as the newspapers dared report, for sarcasm is bitter and conceals ferments of despair.
Jean Genet quotes: It's the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go. It's the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go.
Jean Genet quotes: Poetry is the break (or rather the meeting at the breaking point) between the visible and the invisible. Poetry is the break (or rather the meeting at the breaking point) between the visible and the invisible.
Jean Genet quotes: Betrayal is beautiful. Betrayal is beautiful.
Jean Genet quotes: Anyone who has not experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. Anyone who has not experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
Jean Genet quotes: The time for reasoning is past; now's the time to get steamed up and fight like mad. The time for reasoning is past; now's the time to get steamed up and fight like mad.
Jean Genet quotes: I could not take lightly the idea that people made love without me. I could not take lightly the idea that people made love without me.
Jean Genet quotes: For I do not love the oppressed. I love those whom I love, who are always handsome and sometimes oppressed but stand up and rebel For I do not love the oppressed. I love those whom I love, who are always handsome and sometimes oppressed but stand up and rebel