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Jean Genet – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Jean Genet

 

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty – a sunken beauty.

– Jean Genet


Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.

– Jean Genet


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


Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.

– Jean Genet


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


A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.

– Jean Genet