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Marjane Satrapi Quotes

Its cinematographic to smoke. Imagine Lauren Bacall without a cigarette.
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To speak behind others' backs is the ventilator of the heart.

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I want to be justice, love and the wrath of God all in one.

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You are putting yourself in serious danger ... '
I think that I preferred to put myself in serious danger rather than confront my shame. My shame at not having become someone, the shame of not having made my parents proud after all the sacrifices they had made for me. The shame of having become a mediocre nihilist.

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In any case, it's the cowardice of people like you who give dictators the chance to install themselves!

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Oh my!! How you've grown. Soon you'll be catching the Lord's balls.

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War always takes you by surprise.

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I believe that am entire nation should not be judged by the wrongdoings of a few extremists.

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Men's pride is situated in their scrotums.

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A real love story has to finish bad. That is what I think.

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I had this fantasy that in a democracy the government was the population. So I came to America and got a big slap in my face ... Americans were not what I thought. I thought I was going to see bastards and I saw nice people, very friendly to me.

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People are so afraid to say the word 'comic'. It makes you think of a grown man with pimples, a ponytail and a big belly. Change it to 'graphic novel' and that disappears.

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I never wanted to make a graphic novel. As soon as you become a 'writer,' you have to be intelligent all the time ... I like the fact that I have the right once in a while to say silly things.

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You know, the cynicism that is in the politics, it is not for my soul. It makes me - out of me, an extremely bitter, cynical person that I hate to see in the mirror, really.

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My mother always told me I had to do 100 times better than a man. I had to work hard at maths, and learn four languages.

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To tell you the truth, I never wanted to become a moviemaker. It was like I was a cinepihile, and I go, like, three or four times per week to the cinema, and I like to watch films.

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In a place like Israel, they're very concerned with Iran, so there's a lot of interest. So they want to see what this Iranian from France has to say in her comics. I guess that's good. My the books are coming out in other countries. And each time, they discover something different to be interested in.

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