Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian

Chinese novelist, short story writer, playwright and critic. Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000
In the century that has just passed, many of the intellectual elite went mad. It was as if, with the death of God, everyone suddenly turned into a saviour who wanted either to annihilate the obsolete world order or to establish a utopia. Naturally, there were writers among those who went mad. The fact that they had knowledge did not exempt intellectuals: there is madness everywhere. When one loses control over one's self, the result is madness.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Realty exists only through experience, and it must be personal experience.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only a lunatic would think that art is superior to nature.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If, while observing the boundless universe, the writer is able to scrutinise his own self as well as others, the resulting incisiveness of his observations will far surpass objective descriptions of reality.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone has to have either this or that problem, if he can't find any problem, he loses all reason for living.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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