Jean Genet was an illustrious French playwright, political activist, essayist, novelist and poet. Prior to taking up writing, he was a vagabond and petty criminal. Some of his major works include ‘The Screens’, The Thief’s Journal’, ‘The Maids’, ‘Our Lady Of The Flowers’, ‘The Balcony’ amongst various others. He was a son of a prostitute and raised by his mother only for seven months before he was put to adoption. Though, he received excellent grades, but he was involved in several petty thefts and also made numerous attempts to run away from home in his childhood. However, once he took up writing, there was no looking back for him. Following are some popular, famous and notable thoughts, opinions and views that the eminent writer shared on thieves, beauty, people, wind, darkness, achieve, youth, success, fame, heroes, deep, universe, strange, history, suicide, audience, violence, ideas, hatred, power, shadow, came, lying and end through his writings, poems, essays, books, novels, plays, work and life. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by Jean Genet and see what we can learn from them.