Pierre Corneille Quotes (121 quotes)




Pierre Corneille
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Le Menteur (1643), Act III, Scene II
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As quoted in: "Pierre Corneille" by Claude Kurt Abraham, Twayne Publishers, 1972
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Horace (1639), Act II, Scene VIII
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Variant: "The one half of my life (i.e. Rodrigo) has laid the other half (i.e. my father) in the grave" - Le Cid (1636), Act I, Scene III: "Chimène and Elvira"
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Domitien, act II, scene ii - Tite et Bérénice (Titus and Berenice) (1670)
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Variant translation: "Time has often rendered lawful that which at first seemed impossible..." - Le Cid (1637), Act V, Scene VII
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Seven plays (1969 edition)
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Variation: It takes a good memory to keep up a lie. Le Menteur (The Liar) (1643)


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Pierre Corneille
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Born: June 6, 1606

Died: October 1, 1684 (aged 78)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Dramatist, tragedian

Bio: Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

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