Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt


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in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France
March 28, 1960

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A popular contemporary French author and dramatist, his plays are translated and staged in more than 30 countries all over the world.

He studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the famous École normale supérieure in Paris (1980–1985), where he received a doctorate in philosophy. As the theme for his dissertation, he chose "Diderot and metaphysics". He spent three years teaching in Cherbourg and at the university of Chambéry.

He is of Alsation extraction. Both of his parents were physical education teachers. Growing up under the influence of his parents' atheist outlook, Schmitt eventually professed himself a Christian, after years of being an agnostic.

Initially he became known as a scriptwriter for the stage. His debut work,
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QUITTER L'ENFANCE.

" Il y a des enfances qu’il faut quitter, des enfances dont il faut guérir."

(Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran - Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt)

QUITTER L'ENFANCE.

" Il y a des enfances qu’il faut quitter, des enfances dont il faut guérir."

(Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran - Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt)





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“-Ça ne fait rien, disait monsieur Ibrahim. Ton amour pour elle, il est à toi. Il t'appartient. Même si elle le refuse, elle ne peut rien y changer. Elle n'en profite pas, c'est tout. Ce que tu donnes, Momo, c'est à toi pour toujours; ce que tu gardes, c'est perdu à jamais!”
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Monsieur Ibrahim and The Flowers of the Qur'an

“No, you're mistaken. Not 'What filthy weather' but 'It's a fine rainy day.”
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

“Viaţa e un dar buclucaş. La început ai tendinţa să-l supraestimezi crezând că viaţa pe care ai primit-o este veşnică. Apoi, dimpotrivă, îl subestimezi, găsind că-i o porcărie, scurtă de nu-nţelegi nimic din ea şi pe care uneori ţi-ar veni s-o arunci de să nu se vadă. Abia către sfârşit pricepi că nu-i vorba de nici un dar, ci de un simplu împrumut. Pe care trebuie să încerci să-l meriţi.”
Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Oscar et la dame rose

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