Best Quotes by Jean Genet (Top 10)

  1. Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.
  2. A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
  3. To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
  4. My heart's in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand's in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught.
  5. Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.
  6. The pimp has a grin, never a smile.
  7. I wanted to swallow myself by opening my mouth very wide and turning it over my head so that it would take in my whole body, and then the Universe, until all that would remain of me would be a ball of eaten thing which little by little would be annihilated: that is how I see the end of the world.
  8. Erotic play discloses a nameless world which is revealed by the nocturnal language of lovers. Such language is not written down. It is whispered into the ear at night in a hoarse voice. At dawn it is forgotten.
  9. Added to the moral solitude of the murderer comes the solitude of the artist, which can acknowledge no authority, save that of another artist.
  10. It's the hour when night breaks away from the day, my dove, let me go.

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