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Jacques Prévert

French poet, screenwriter

Jacques Prévert (February 4, 1900 in Neuilly-sur-Seine - April 11, 1977 in Omonville-la-Petite) was a French poet and screenwriter.



  • Our father who art in heaven
    Stay there
    And we will stay here on earth
    Which is sometimes so pretty
    • Pater Noster
  • An orange on the table
    Your robe on the carpet
    And you in my bed
    Sweet present of the present
    Coolness of the night
    Warmth of my life.
    • Alicante
  • It's terrible
    the faint sound of a hard boiled egg firmly cracked on a tin counter
    it's terrible this faint sound
    when it stirs the memory of a starving man
    • La Grasse Matinée - Sleeping In
  • I am what I am
    I was made this way
    When I want to laugh
    Yes I shriek with laughter
    I love those who love me
    It's my fault
    If they're not the same
    That I love everytime
    I am what I am
    I was made this way
    What more do you want
    What do you want from me
    • Je Suis Comme Je Suis - I Am What I Am


  • All will be lost apart from happiness.
  • There aren't six or seven wonders of the world
    There is no more than one: it is love.
  • Laugh at death and die of laughter.
  • Everything was lost except happiness.
  • Poetry, it's one of the most pretty nicknames we give to life.
  • When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.
  • There's no problem, only teachers

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