Moliere Quotes (165 quotes)
“All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.”
Le bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman), 1670
In French: "Un sot savant est sot plus qu'un sot ignorant." - Les Femmes Savantes (1672)
“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.”
Il faut manger pour vivre, et non pas vivre pour manger. L'Avare (1668), Act III, sc. i.
As quoted in: The Molière Encyclopedia, edited by James F. Gaines, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002, p. 403 - ISBN: 9780313312557
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Born: January 15, 1622
Died: February 17, 1673 (aged 51)
Bio: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works are Le Misanthrope, L'École des femmes, Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur,, L'Avare, Le Malade imaginaire, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”