Alfred Jarry Quotes


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

The applause of silence. is the only kind that counts.

Dawn was breaking like the light from another world.

The work of art is a stuffed crocodile.

It is conventional to call 'monster' any blending of dissonant elements. I call 'monster' every original inexhaustible beauty.

God is the tangential point between zero and infinity.

I am dying. Please ... bring me a toothpick.

To be weird! That is my goal!

It is one of the great joys of home ownership to fire a pistol in one's own bedroom

Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.

Laughter is born out of the discovery of the contradictory.

God is the shortest distance from zero to infinity.

Duration is the transformation of a succession into a reversion. In other words: THE BECOMING OF A MEMORY.

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.

You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight Madam is it because we have company?

La mort n'est que pour les me diocres. Death is only for the mediocre.

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.

Talking about things that are understandable only weighs down the mind.

Dieu est le point tangent de ze ro et de l'infini. God is the tangential point of zero and the infinite.