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Jean Valjean Quotes


"The three roles that I have always admired are Valjean, Phantom and Jesus and I've enjoyed them all so much." - Hugh Panaro

"The jean! The jean is the destructor. It is a dictator! It is destroying creativity! The jean must be stopped!" - Pierre Cardin

"Jean Alesi is 4th and 5th." - Murray Walker

"The gospel according to Jean Jacques." - Thomas Carlyle

"Ah! There you are! he exclaimed, looking at Jean Valjean. I'm so glad to see you. Well, but how is this? I gave you the candlesticks too, which are of silver like the rest, and for which you can certainly get two hundred francs. Why did you not carry them away with your forks and spoons?" - Victor Hugo

"Forget not, never forget that you have promised me to use this silver to become an honest man.... Jean Valjean, my brother: you belong no longer to evil, but to good. It is your soul that I am buying for you. I withdraw it from dark thoughts and from the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God!" - Victor Hugo

"I've seen everything from 'Wicked' to 'The Book Of Mormon,' and I don't make any bones of the fact that I love both. But 'Les Mis' is not only my favorite musical, but it's also my favorite story. I love the book, which I read as a kid, and I identified so much with Jean Valjean." - Corey Taylor

"My father is very Jean Valjean. He's what I would call a great example of a religious person. He is a deeply thoughtful man whose religion is in his deeds way more than anything else. It's not talked about that much." - Hugh Jackman

"Do not forget, do not ever forget, that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself an honest man.' Valjean, who did not recall having made any promise, was silent. The bishop had spoken the words slowly and deliberately. He concluded with a solemn emphasis: Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to what is evil but to what is good. I have bought your soul to save it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God." - Victor Hugo

"Who can be sure that Jean Valjean had not been on the verge of losing heart and giving up the struggle? In loving he recovered his strength. But the truth is that he was no less vulnerable than Cosette. He protected her and she sustained him. Thanks to him she could go forward into life, and thanks to her he could continue virtous. He was the child's support and she his mainstay. Sublime, unfathomable marvel of the balance of destiny!" - Victor Hugo

"You made your own jean shorts...with a butter knife?" - Richelle Mead

"My name's Jean Tannen, and I'm the ambush." - Scott Lynch

"Nothing is certain, ma petite, not even death." - Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"I learned how to dance every move of 'Billie Jean.'" - Rain

"I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre." - Thom Gunn

"Kate Moss is the best thing since Jean Shrimpton, really." - David Bailey

"Someone like Billie Jean King is completely my idol." - Serena Williams

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin'." - Harper Lee

"[To Jean Harlow, who repeatedly mispronounced her first name:] No, no, Jean. The t is silent, as in Harlow." - Margot Asquith

"That wouldn't be a first, now would it?" "Jean." "Jean Grey is dead, Agent." "Yeah, that'll last." - Joss Whedon

"No 'Good evening, Jean-Claude, how are you doing?' Just down to business. How terribly rude,ma petite ." - Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche." - Isadora Duncan

"Jean-Baptiste Mondino: "She's John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the same time"." - Madonna Ciccone

"I adore Jean-Louis Trintignant - even at 100 years old he's fabulous." - Manolo Blahnik

"Jean Tigana has spent the entire first half inside Liam Brady's shorts." - Jimmy Magee

"Jean Todt's system will never succeed, not even with Michael Schumacher" - Niki Lauda

"Jean Grey, the Phoenix ... she finds a way to reincarnate herself constantly, so one never knows." - Famke Janssen

"Jean Kirkpatrick [is] the chief sadist-in-residence of the Reagan Administration" - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"I always loved the style of Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Marilyn Monroe." - Helena Christensen

"I was watching Orson Welles and Jean Vigo films at a ridiculously young age." - Brady Corbet

"The extremist, isolationist policies of Jean-Marie Le Pen have been rejected and crushed" - Romano Prodi

"Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine." - Sally Ride

"All the great chefs I know - Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten - they are technicians first." - Jacques Pepin

"Jesus, are all vampires over two hundred perverts?" "I am over two hundred," Jean-Claude said. "I rest my case." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I'm as good as Jean-Claude Van Damme when it comes to martial arts. Sounding a little cocky aren't I" - Talisa Soto

"There [Haiti] were also leaders like Jean-Jacques Dessalines, whose motto was, "Cut their heads off, burn their houses."" - Edwidge Danticat

"I liked actions movies. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a major influence on me at that point in my life." - Seth Rogen

"(about his wife) in Jean I think I've found the ideal partner... I think... I abuse her." - Kevin Keegan

"Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung fu film." - Werner Herzog

"You smell of other peoples blood, ma petite. It was no one you know. -Jean Claude and Anita" - Laurell K Hamilton

"As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme." - Chris Daughtry

"If Quebeckers want Jean Charest, well, they can choose him. It's never a winning formula to divide Quebeckers." - Pauline Marois

"'Billie Jean' was a negative dance song, and that was one of the best dance songs ever." - Theophilus London

"Billie Jean was a negative dance song, and that was one of the best dance songs ever." - Theophilus London

"I'm a third-generation American, so I like that American-looking, Northwestern style with a flannel or jean shirt." - Cody Horn

"Active people don't change the world profoundly; ideas do. Napoleon is less important in world history than Jean-Jacques Rousseau." - Michel Houellebecq

"There's a jean for everyone. And I'm a fan of that. I love a jean, and I love all these spins on them. I love a printed Balmain jean, or a Givenchy, and I love the prints, I love that you can have so much fun with it all, you know, dressing up." - Liberty Ross

"How comes it that you curse, Frere Jean? It's only, said the monk, in order to embellish my language. They are the colors of Ciceronian rhetoric." - Francois Rabelais

"I know [my label], in any case: a double face, a charming Janus, and underneath, the house motto: "Be wary". On my business cards:"Jean-Baptiste Clamence, actor"." - Albert Camus

"Goodbye Norma Jean From the young man in the 22nd row Who sees you as something more than sexual More than just our Marilyn Monroe" - Elton John

"Jean-Claude gave a low theatrical bow, never taking his eyes from her. "After you, my sweet. A lady should always walk before a gentleman, never behind." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I used to be an angry man myself. I'm a recovering assaholic so I could recognize that in Steve. (quoting Jean-Louis Gassee)" - Walter Isaacson

"Everything in life is arbitrary yet must be over-determined in literature. Jean McGarry knows how to tell a persuasive tale illuminating these truths." - Harold Bloom

"I called the great French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and I said 'So, who's the new cat? Who's got the stuff? And he said Zach Brock." - Stanley Clarke

"I used to be an angry man myself. I'm a recovering assaholic so I could recognize that in Steve. (quoting Jean-Louis Gassee)" - Walter Isaacson

"Her voice was like a line from an old black-and-white Jean-Luc Godard movie, filtering in just beyond the frame of my consciousness." - Haruki Murakami

"I don't have to beat you. I don't have to beat you, motherfucker. I just have to keep you here... until Jean shows up." - Scott Lynch

"It seems there's just no room left for elegance in this paper-plate, blue-jean world. And I, for one, think it's a shame." - Joan Fontaine

"The cinema is - in Jean Cocteau's famous words - 'a dream that can be dreamt by many people at the same time'." - John Wain

"Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band. Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man. Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand." - Elton John

"Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth." - Alan Alda

"I was a big fan of Jean-Claude Van-Damme growing up, and I always wanted to be a martial artist 'cause of him." - Georges St-Pierre

"The cinema is - in Jean Cocteau's famous words - "a dream that can be dreamt by many people at the same time"." - John Wain

"Just a lot of those bands [like The Blue Jean Committee] started off in blues, and then they all transformed into other kinds." - Fred Armisen

"Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull and Jean Beliveau probably looked at us in the '80s and said, "These guys are soft. We used to take the train."" - Wayne Gretzky

"The action heroes were very cool as a kid. You would compare yourself with them - Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger." - Sergei Polunin

"Just after the war, the liberation of 1945, [Albert] Camus was well known, well loved by [Jean-Paul ] Sartre and all the intellectuals of that generation." - Catherine Camus

"Jean Paul Sartre says in No Exit that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth." - Alan Alda

"Oui , but if all the men in your life are happy, you are happier, and it makes my life easier." - Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"Men command fewer words than they have ideas to express, and language, as Jean Paul said, is a dictionary of faded metaphors." - Walter Lippmann

"Jean Prouvaire was timid only in repose. Once excited, he burst forth, a sort of mirth accentuated his enthusiasm, and he was at once both laughing and lyric." - Victor Hugo

"I can pretty much say that because of Bruce Lee and Jean-Claude Van Damme, that's why I do what I do today." - Scott Adkins

"Haiti is my country. The same way the Beatles are received in England - that's how Wyclef Jean is received in Haiti, do you know what I mean?" - Wyclef Jean

"Why is everything always my decision?" I asked. Because you will not tolerate anything else." Oh, I remembered now. "Great", I whispered. - Anita to Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow's footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have." - Mamie Van Doren

"I broke two knuckles in my right hand when I gave Jean-Claude Van Damme an attitude adjustment. I got nothing except a medical bill." - Chuck Zito

"I love French style from the Thirties and Forties. French movie stars like Jean Gabin and Yves Montand had so much natural, effortless style." - Vincent Cassel

"Jean-Luc Godard said that cinema is the truth 24 frames a second. I think cinema is lies 24 frames a second." - Stanley Donen

"At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist." - George Duke

"So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris." - Milos Forman

"I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday, you're going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired." - Nicolas Ghesquiere

"My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976." - Janice Dickinson

"I'm not into street clothes. Don't understand it. I don't understand those over-exaggerated jean sizes so they hang off your back... I just don't understand it." - Ozwald Boateng

"I was never really a character actor - I was a leading man who was always cast as a character. I wanted to be Jack Nicholson or Jean Gabin." - Robert Shaw

"Jean's whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper." - Erika Slezak

"Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher who celebrated the anguish of decision as a hallmark of responsibility, has no place in Silicon Valley." - Evgeny Morozov

"When you get a jean for a larger girl, you have to have them tailored for you. Tailoring is indeed everything." - Jill Scott

"I never enjoyed making videos, even though the 'Total Eclipse' video was nominated for a Grammy along with the song. We lost out to the 'Billie Jean' video." - Bonnie Tyler

"It is universally agreed that Jean Renoir was one of the greatest of all directors, and he was also one of the warmest and most entertaining." - Roger Ebert

"I did a rendition of 'Billie Jean' which is on my Soundcloud. I put it on Twitter, and it got about 3000 hits that day." - Idris Elba

"I was a big fan of Jean-Claude Van-Damme growing up, and I always wanted to be a martial artist 'cause of him." - Georges Stpierre

"If you look at my career, doing albums with Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne or KRS-One and Jean Grae, I can't be pigeonholed." - Talib Kweli

"I didnt start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didnt know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work." - Keith Haring

"It is not the same thing if I sign Jean-Paul Sartre or if I sign Jean-Paul Sartre, Nobel Prize winner. A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution, even if it takes place in the most honorable form." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"A lot of denim companies deal with what the shoes of the season are going to look like, and proportions to what people are wearing on top. If girls are wearing big sweatshirts they'll want a skinnier jean, and if they're wearing tight tops they'll want a wider jean. You have to play in the playground of what's happening culturally." - Sean Barron

"I didn't start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn't know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work." - Keith Haring

"When I was younger, I loved Jean Shepherd. My father loved him, too. I remember one Sunday night, my father said, 'Let's go for a ride,' and I knew it was just to turn on Jean Shepherd and listen to him together." - Dan Lauria

"I'd have liked to have gone to bed with Jean Harlow. She was a beautiful broad. The fellow who married her was impotent and he killed himself. I would have done the same thing." - Groucho Marx

"My front door had seen jean skirts, dresses, even a see-through tube dress over a string bikini. A handful of times, spackled-on makeup and glitter lotion. Never pajamas." - Jamie McGuire

"I've never liked the name Marilyn. I've often wished that I had held out that day for Jean Monroe. But I guess it's too late to do anything about it now." - Marilyn Monroe

"She doesn't understand what she's asking, Jean-Claude said. No, but she asks, and if we do not do it, we will always wonder. I would rather thy and fail than regret having never tried at all." - Laurell K Hamilton

"The first guy I really liked and was kind of obsessed with and had to seek out and find more of his films was Jean-Paul Belmondo. He was the main guy that I was obsessed with." - Simon Baker

"In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform 'Oh Jean." - Billy Boyd

"In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform Oh Jean." - Billy Boyd

"The Wyclef Jean music is eclectic music. Wyclef represents music -eclectic music. I've been doing this music since I was a child, and I said I will refuse for anyone to put me into a box." - Wyclef Jean

"I wanted to meet other artists. I suppose I simply felt that I was taking pot shots at clay pipes. Pop! Down goes Gertrude, down goes Jean Cocteau, down goes Andre Gide." - Paul Bowles

"Everyone loves a slice of period-drama-pie, but I think the success of Upstairs Downstairs is really down to the wonderful format that Jean Marsh and Eileen Atkins created." - Ellie Kendrick

"Goodbye Darcy, goodbye Jean, goodbye stone cottage, scratchy towels, fields of wildflowers; good bye gorgeous Peak District ... OK English People, for your own good, get off the roads, here we come!" - Susan Branch

"Farewell to Lochaber, and farewell, my Jean, Where heartsome wi' I hae mony day been: For Lochaber no more, Lochaber no more, We'll maybe return to Lochaber no more." - Allan Ramsay

"At the end of a dry, uphill ride over barren country Jean Isbel unpacked to camp at the edge of the cedars where a little rocky canon, green with willow and cottonwood, promised water and grass." - Zane Grey

"I'm sorry ma"am," I said. Really, I had no idea what else to say. I"d spent the weekend caught up in an epic battle to save humanity, and now... jean shorts?" - Richelle Mead

"In spite of Jean-Jacques and his school, men are not everywhere born free, any more than they are everywhere in chains, unless these be of their own individual making." - Francis Marion Crawford

"Steel True, Blade Straight *In 1955, Doyle's family sold Windlesham, which was turned into a hotel. The bodies of Conan Doyle and his wife, Jean, were moved to a grave at Minstead Churchyard, Hampshire." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"I'm sorry ma'am," I said. Really, I had no idea what else to say. I'd spent the weekend caught up in an epic battle to save humanity, and now... jean shorts?" - Richelle Mead

"Maxilan, darling." Locke raised one eyebrow and smiled. "I knew you were driven, but I had no idea you could smoulder. Come, take me now! Jean won't mind; he'll avert his eyes like a gentleman." - Scott Lynch

"Those policies [of Jean-Marie Le Pen ]I find repellent. I believe many people right across consist the world do. There is no future in that type of narrow minded racism and nationalism." - Rachel Maddow

"I was always the girl who wore the mismatching socks, frizzy hair, ponytail I wouldn't take out for a week, and cutoff jean shorts that were at my knees." - Annalynne Mccord

"Isn't that what you really want in a jean? The ability to kick people in the face in them? I don't wanna have to go home and change into shorts..." - Jon Stewart

"Jean Baudrillard is a friend of mine, I do not agree with him on that one! For me, the significance of the war in Kosovo was that it was a war that moved into space." - Paul Virilio

"I always remind myself that [ Jean-Paul] Sartre and [Simone] de Beauvoir didn't have children. And when you don't have children, it might be easier to believe that the child doesn't come with something." - Zadie Smith

"We worked with Jean-Marc [Vallee] [on Big Little Lies] in terms of finding [style]. Because when you have five women, you're trying to find how they each dress and how they present themselves to the world." - Nicole Kidman

"Somebody, my daughter or my wife, gave me a music box for Christmas. It plays "My Funny Valentine" on celeste, you know? So I had Bobby [Irving] just play "Jean Pierre" with the changes on celeste." - Miles Davis

"The melody is French. But that's the end of the record. I named it "Jean Pierre Then There Were None," you know, because of the big explosion. You'll like it. It's a nice album." - Miles Davis

"It makes no sense to bad mouth people, but I think Jean-Luc Godard is astonishing as a survivalist, somebody who can do a film that is as extraordinary as Goodbye to Language." - Babette Mangolte

"There are moments in your life where you're like I have arrived. I'm here and I'm living and I'm present. And working with Jean Paul Gaultier was one of them." - Crystal Renn

"Get a good jean, a good tee, a good whatever because you can just switch that stuff up and you have like 8,000 different outfits with a few things." - Zendaya

"There is an interview given by [ Jean-Paul] Sartre in the USA where he is asked what the future of French literature is, and he replies that the next great writer of the future is [Albert] Camus." - Catherine Camus

"Everyone has so much hope for a better humanity, and many, including [Jean Paul] Sartre, turned to the idea of communism in its beginnings. Generosity had a place in people's hopes." - Catherine Camus

"I think Lindsay Kemp really introduced me to the work of Jean Genet, and through that, I kind of kept re-educating myself about other prose writers and poets." - David Bowie

"Jean Valentine and Jane Cooper were my professors at Sarah Lawrence College - and they were uncompromised in their art. They gave me models of how to live one's life as a poet." - Denise Duhamel

"Ksubi' - the Australian jean brand, they're one of my favourite brands of just clothes and stuff, and the Swedish brand 'Acne', but other than that, not at this point in time designing. I wouldn't mind collab'n with those guys though." - Asap Rocky

"There's a real fantasy quotient to my work. Any play that I've written for myself to perform in basically begins with the idea, "Wouldn't it be fun to be, say, Jean Harlow in a pre-code movie?"" - Charles Busch

"To give a sex to mind was not very consistent with the principles of a man [Jean-Jacques Rousseau] who argued so warmly, and so well, for the immortality of the soul." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I don't tan on my upper thighs, so when I first wore those [ cut-off jean short shorts] I look like I was walking on two cans of milk." - Blake Jenner

"I think it was [Jean-Luc] Godard who said that life is nothing but a bad copy of film, but then our ambition must be to make better films and better shapes of forms that are given in life." - Abbas Kiarostami

"At a performance of Pulcinella, Jean Hugo was sitting next to Picasso in Misia Sert's box. Suddenly, Picasso turned to him and asked: 'So, are you still painting by hand?' Hugo would be puzzled by it for years." - Saul Steinberg

"There was a time when you would have taken my heart with stake or gun. Now you have taken it with these delicate hands and the scent of your body." - Jean-Claude" - Laurell K Hamilton

"My bedroom was plastered with pictures of Van Damme. My mother was worried about me. Most teenage boys have half-naked women on their walls, and I had Jean-Claude." - Scott Adkins

"My splurge would be a pair of leather Christian Louboutin over-the-knee boots. They're sick! I would do a really stretchy skinny jean under a black turtleneck and call it a day!" - Adrienne Bailon

"I want to do a jean line for boys and girls that are sometimes too skinny to fit into jeans, or sometimes a little bit too husky to fit into some jeans." - Mark Indelicato

"'Masquerade' is the autobiography of Wyclef Jean. A lot of people know me through my work with Carlos Santana or Destiny's Child, winning all those Grammy Awards, but you do not know what is going on inside me." - Wyclef Jean

"I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen." - Helmut Newton

"Jean Renoir once suggested that most true creators have only one idea and spend their lives reworking it, but then very rapidly he added that most people don't have any ideas at all, so one idea is pretty amazing." - Peter Greenaway

"To spend your days in the company of naked men - that was the life for me. 'Turn a bit to the left, Jean-Claude. I long to capture the playful quality of your buttocks." - David Sedaris

"Worst of all, the inner vault is guarded by a live dragon, attended by fifty naked women armed with poisoned spears, each of them sworn to die in Requin's service. All redheads. -You're just making that up, Jean." - Scott Lynch

"I would like to work with Jean Reno, and I think it would be amazing to work with Jim Carrey. I would quite like to work with Robert De Niro and probably Christopher Walken." - Thomas Sangster

"If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim." - Ian Anderson

"I tend not to wear ties very often. I'm usually in old stuff: Hermes or Marc Jacobs boots and jeans and a T-shirt and a leather jacket or a jean jacket." - Nate Berkus

"I wanted to be as authentic as possible because, first of all, Jean Shrimpton is still alive. And, she's interesting enough to be played accurately. I didn't need to add things." - Karen Gillan

"When I was in my 20s in the 1970s, I read all of Jean Rhys. I have reread very little since because the first impressions were so powerful they have stayed with me." - Linda Grant



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