Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes


46 Friedrich Durrenmatt quotes:



"People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies."
"Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age."
"Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is."
"Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again."
"So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right."
"Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead."
"The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said."
"The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness."
"The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all."
"The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control."
"The problems of all of humanity can only be solved by all of humanity."
"The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual."
"The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint."
"The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence."
"There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them."
"There are thoughts we must not think."
"There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying."
"This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how?"
"Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal."
"Truth is always a delusion."



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