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date: 07 March 2021

Jean Anouilh 1910–87
French dramatist 

  1. Tragedy is clean, it is restful, it is flawless.
    Antigone (1944)
  2. To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows.
    Antigone (1942) tr. L. Galantière
  3. There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
    Ardèle (1949)
  4. You know very well that love is, above all, the gift of oneself!
    Ardèle (1949)
  5. Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, affairs of state—everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
    Cécile (1951)
  6. Propaganda is a soft weapon: hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
    The Lark (adapted by Lillian Hellman, 1955)