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Jean Anouilh

Date of Birth 23-June-1910
Place of Birth Bordeaux
(Gironde, Aquitaine, France)
Nationality France
Also know as Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh
Profession Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Director
  • Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
  • An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
  • Things are beautiful if you love them.
  • Saintliness is also a temptation.
  • Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
  • It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
  • One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
  • To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.
  • It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout -- not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say. What you've never said before. What perhaps you don't even know till now.
  • With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
  • Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
  • The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
  • What you get free costs too much.
  • There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
  • Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
  • Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy --common clay, if you like --eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others --the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.
  • 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.
  • Effective action is always unjust.
  • Nothing is irreparable in politics.
  • The object of art is to give life a shape.
  • “Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government. One of France's most prolific writers after World War II, much of Anouilh's work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.

Awards by Jean Anouilh

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jean Anouilh.


Tony Award for Best Play
Honored for : Becket

Nominations 1961 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Tony Award for Best Play Becket


Nominations 1958 »

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Tony Award for Best Play Time Remembered


Nominations 1957 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Tony Award for Best Play The Waltz Of The Toreadors