"A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Jean Genet on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Jean Genet on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Jean Genet on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Jean Genet on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Jean Genet on Winston Churchill
"I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty."
"Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all."
"Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man."
"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
"A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness."