Jacques Prévert

French poet and screenwriter (1900-1977)

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

Jacques Prévert in 1961

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  • 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

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