Eugene Ionesco

Eugene Ionesco

French playwright
For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; asthough there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present: the constant tearing of the veil of appearances; the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart.More Eugene Ionesco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.More Eugene Ionesco quotes [08/10/2011 05:08:47]
Why do people always expect authors to answer questions? I am an author because I want to ask questions. If I had answers, I'd be a politician.More Eugene Ionesco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A civil servant doesn't make jokes.More Eugene Ionesco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.More Eugene Ionesco quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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