Pierre Corneille was a great French dramatist and tragedian known for his innovative style of writing. He started his career with a job at a forest office during which he wrote his first play titled ‘Mélite’. This play was critically appreciated and established his reputation as a playwright. This encouraged him to shift to Paris where he wrote many well-acclaimed plays to become a prominent playwright. He fascinated Cardinal Richelieu by his verses to be included in the reputed ‘society of five poets’. During the early years of his playwright career, he wrote many comic plays including 'Clitandre', and 'La Veuve'. He further shifted to tragedy and wrote a play titled ‘Médée’. His next play ‘Le Cid’ was a perfect blend of tragedy and comedy and became a huge success. The unconventional feature of this play raised many controversies which compelled Corneille to move back to Rouen. He took a long break to deeply study the dramatic rules set by legendary philosophers. He further wrote many plays but his play ‘Le Cid’ is believed to have given a new route to the creativity of French writers. Here is a collection of quotes and sayings by the renowned dramatist which have been excerpted from his writings, plays, verses, dialogues and thoughts. Read on the compilation of quotations and thoughts by Pierre Corneille.