"A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Jean Genet on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Jean Genet on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Jean Genet on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Jean Genet on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Jean Genet on C. S. Lewis
"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."
"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."
"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."