God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

— Alfred Jarry

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Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so corrosive that out of all substances it has been chosen for washing and scouring, and a drop of water added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddles it.

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It is because the public are a mass -- inert, obtuse, and passive -- that they need to be shaken up from time to time so that we can tell from their bear-like grunts where they are -- and also where they stand. They are pretty harmless, in spite of their numbers, because they are fighting against intelligence.

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I am dying. Please ... bring me a toothpick.

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Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.

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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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Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.

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The work of art is a stuffed crocodile.

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God is the shortest distance from zero to infinity.

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Laughter is born out of the discovery of the contradictory.

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Dawn was breaking, like the light from another world.

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It is one of the great joys of home ownership to fire a pistol in one's own bedroom

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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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About Alfred Jarry

Quotes 24 sayings
Nationality French
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

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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You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?

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Duration is the transformation of a succession into a reversion.

In other words: THE BECOMING OF A MEMORY.

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Talking about things that are understandable only weighs down the mind.

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Dieu est le point tangent de ze ro et de l'infini.

God is the tangential point of zero and the infinite.

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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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It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements.

I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty.

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To be weird! That is my goal!

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La mort n'est que pour les me diocres. Death is only for the mediocre.

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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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