The theater, bringing impersonal masks to life, is only for those who are virile enough to create new life: either as a conflict of passions subtler than those we already know, or as a complete new character.
Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), French playwright, author. repr. in Selected Works of Alfred Jarry, eds. Roger Shattuck and Simon Watson Taylor (1965). "Twelve Theatrical Topics," Topic 4, Dossiers Acénonètes due Collège de Pataphysique, no. 5 (Paris, 1960).