Happy Birthday, Marjane Satrapi, born 22 November 1969
- Life is too short to be lived badly.
- You know, they say in France that translation is like a woman: she is either beautiful or faithful.
- It’s fear that makes us lose our conscience. It’s also what transforms us into cowards.
- I don’t think of myself as a rebel; I just say what I think.
- When we’re afraid, we lose all sense of analysis and reflection. Our fear paralyses us. Besides, fear has always been the driving force behind all dictators’ repression.
- All big changes of the world come from words.
- I rushed to the living room to protect myself from I don’t know what, behind my best friend, a book.
- Culture and education are the lethal weapons against all kinds of fundamentalism.
- Images are a way of writing. When you have the talent to be able to write and to draw, it seems a shame to choose one. I think it’s better to do both.
- The real war is not between the West and the East. The real war is between intelligent and stupid people.
Marjane Satrapi is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author. She is the author of The Complete Persepolis.
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