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If we behave like those on the other side, then we are the other side. Instead of changing the world, all we'll achieve is a reflection of the one we want to destroy.

JEAN GENET, The Balcony

By stretching language we'll distort it sufficiently to wrap ourselves in it and hide.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

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, Prisoner of Love

Beware of the night, child. All cats are black in the dark.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

Here there's no possibility of doing evil. You live in evil. In the absence of remorse. How could you do evil?

JEAN GENET, The Balcony

What we need is hatred. From it our ideas are born.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

The time for reasoning is past; now's the time to get steamed up and fight like mad.

JEAN GENET, The Balcony

Anyone who hasn’t experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

JEAN GENET, Prisoner of Love

To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.

JEAN GENET, The Thief's Journal

The most reasonable man always manages, when he pulls the trigger, to become a dispenser of justice.

JEAN GENET, The Balcony

I don't want to disappear.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

Jean Genet - a biography.

Quotes on Absurdism - a collection of quotations on the Theatre of the Absurd.

Theatre of the Absurd - a history and analysis of this dramatic movement, which includes the work of such dramatists as Beckett, Ionecso, Genet and Pinter.

Three Plays of the Absurd - In this collection of plays, Walter Wykes creates a series of modern myths, tapping into something in the strata of the subconscious, through ritualism and rich, poetic language. The worlds he creates are brand new and hilarious, yet each contains an ancient horror we all know and cannot escape and have never been able to hang one definitive word on.


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