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Alfred Jarry

"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." Alfred Jarry
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Audiences   

Alfred Jarry

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

Alfred Jarry

"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." Alfred Jarry
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Theater   

Alfred Jarry

"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." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer    Life   

Alfred Jarry

"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" Alfred Jarry
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Alfred Jarry

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity" Alfred Jarry
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Infinity   

Alfred Jarry

"You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?" Alfred Jarry
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Company    Socializing And Socialism   

Alfred Jarry

"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." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer   

Alfred Jarry

"Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer    Men   

Alfred Jarry

"Our lives are without reason, nothing outside the individuality." Alfred Jarry
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Individuality   

Alfred Jarry

"It is conventional to call "monster" any blending of dissonant elements. I call "monster" every original inexhaustible beauty." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer   

Alfred Jarry

"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." Alfred Jarry
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Tradition   

Alfred Jarry

"We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer   

Alfred Jarry

"Blind and unwavering indiscipline at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men." Alfred Jarry
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French Writer   

Alfred Jarry

"God is the tangential point between zero and infinity." Alfred Jarry
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