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French writer, 1873-1907
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“God is the tangential point between zero and infinity”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You're looking exceptionally ugly tonight, Madam, is it because we have company?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“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.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is because the public are a mass -- inert, obtuse, and passive -- that they need to be shaken up from time to time so that we can tell from their bear-like grunts where they are -- and also where they stand. They are pretty harmless, in spite of their numbers, because they are fighting against intelligence.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is conventional to call ''monster'' any blending of dissonant elements. I call ''monster'' every original inexhaustible beauty.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Blind and unwavering undisciplined at all times constitutes the real strength of all free men.”

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