Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian

Chinese novelist, short story writer, playwright and critic. Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000
Literature remains an indispensable human activity, in which the reader and the writer are engaged of their own volition. Hence, literature has no duty to the masses or society, and ethical or moral pronouncements added by busybody critics are of no concern to the writer.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love is so holy, so confusing. It makes a man anxious, tormented. Love, how can I define it?More Gao Xingjian quotes [07/16/2011 03:07:15]
When I came overseas, I realized that there are many ideologies and many trends, and it's also very hard to produce honest art and honest literature. I decided that I didn't want to follow any of these ideologies or trends, because that's also a kind of pressure that doesn't allow absolute freedom. So I decided that I was only going to produce works that were satisfactory to me, and that meant not following any trends and being anti-ideological.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In my view the time for rousing revolutionary literature has passed, because the revolution has already revolutionised itself to death and has left behind only bitterness and a sort of weariness, listlessness and even nausea.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With the beginning of life, comes the thirst for truth, whereas the ability to lie is gradually acquired in the process of trying to stay alive.More Gao Xingjian quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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