Pierre Beaumarchais Quotes (17 quotes)




Pierre Beaumarchais
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Le Barbier de Séville (1775), Act I, Scene II
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Complete quotation (variant translation): "..provided I do not write about the government, or about religion, or politics, or morals, or those in power, or public bodies, or the Opera, or the other state theatres, or about anybody who is active in anything, I can print whatever I want."
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Variant translation: "You see, where love's concerned, too much is never enough." - The Marriage of Figaro [French: La Folle Journée] (1778), Act IV, Scene I
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Variant translation: "Anything that isn't worth saying - they sing nowadays!" - The Barber of Seville [Le Barbier de Séville] (1773), Act I
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Le Mariage de Figaro act 5, sc. 3 (1785)
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Born: January 24, 1732

Died: May 18, 1799 (aged 67)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Inventor

Bio: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary.

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