Quotes by Yasmina Reza

"Time changes everything, including the soul of a face."

"there’s a very well-known method for getting women, everybody knows it, it’s not to say a word."

"Ci sono uomini indolenti, sono fatti così, altri che non vogliono perdere un solo attimo di tempo, e si danno da fare, che differenza c'è? Gli uomini si agitano fino a quando non muoiono."

"Bad weather doesn't give you ideas about going to visit a flower garden."

"There’s a poem by Borges that begins, Ya no es mágico el mundo. Te han dejado . The world’s not magical anymore. You’ve been left. He says left , an everyday word, a word that makes no noise."


Books by Yasmina Reza

  • 'Art'
  • 5,608 ratings
  • March 6th 1997 by Faber & Faber

    (first published October 28th 1994)

  • The God of Carnage
  • 4,755 ratings
  • March 6th 2008 by Faber & Faber

    (first published January 19th 2007)

  • Happy Are the Happy
  • 2,572 ratings
  • January 27th 2015 by Other Press

    (first published January 4th 2013)

  • Babylone
  • 1,261 ratings
  • August 31st 2016 by Flammarion
  • The Unexpected Man
  • 184 ratings
  • October 1st 2001 by Dramatist's Play Service

    (first published January 1st 1997)

  • Serge
  • 161 ratings
  • January 6th 2021
Yasmina Reza
  • Yasmina Reza

  • Date of birth: May 01, 1959
  • Born: in Paris, France.

  • Description: Yasmina Reza began work as an actress, appearing in several new plays as well as in plays by Molière and Marivaux. In 1987 she wrote Conversations after a Burial, which won the Molière Award for Best Author. Following this, she translated Kafka's Metamorphosis for Roman Polanski and was nominated for a Molière Award for Best Translation. Her second play, Winter Crossing, won the 1990 Molière for Best Fringe Production, and her next play The Unexpected Man, enjoyed successful productions in England, France, Scandinavia, Germany and New York. In 1995, Art premiered in Paris and went on to win the Molière Award for Best Author. Since then it has been produced world-wide and translated into 20 languages. The London production received the 1996-97 Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award. Screenwriting credits include See You Tomorrow, starring Jeanne Moreau and directed by Didier Martiny. In September 1997, her first novel, Hammerklavier, was published.