A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
More Jean Genet quotes :
I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty - a sunken beauty.Jean Genet
Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.Jean Genet