Guenter Grass

Guenter Grass

German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature
Cemeteries have always had a lure for me. They are well kept, free from ambiguity, logical, virile, and alive. In cemeteries you can summon up courage and arrive at decisions, in cemeteries life takes on distinct contours -- I am not referring to the borders of the graves -- and if you will, a meaning.More Guenter Grass quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In general, I agree with Jacob Grimm and feel that we ought to permit changes and uncontrolled growth in language. Even though that also allows potentially threatening new words to develop, language needs the chance to constantly renew itself.More Guenter Grass quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Granted: I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me, he never lets me out of his sight; there's a peep-hole in the door, and my keeper's eye is the shade of brown that can never see through a blue-eyed type like me.More Guenter Grass quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Everyone is born into a certain era. I wouldn't want to see anyone faced with the circumstances that prevailed at the time, when there were few or no alternatives.More Guenter Grass quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray - and allowed itself to be led astray.More Guenter Grass quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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