Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry (8 September 1873 - 1 November 1907) was a French writer born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother's side

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Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.Rate it:
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It is conventional to call monster any blending of dissonant elements. I call monster every original inexhaustible beauty.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?Rate it:

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