Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by 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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It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty.
Alfred Jarry
God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.
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
Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.
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
We believe... that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Alfred Jarry