Quotes by Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry

French playwright, writer

Alive from: 1873-1907

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
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    God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
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    It is conventional to call ''monster'' any blending of dissonant elements. I call ''monster'' every original inexhaustible beauty.
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    The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
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    The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.
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    To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a ''mummified'' form.
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    We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
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    We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings.
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    You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?
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