Eugene Ionesco

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Eugene Ionesco

Eugene Ionesco

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The light of memory, or rather the light that memory lends to things, is the palest light of all. I am not quite sure whether I am dreaming or remembering, whether I have lived my life or dreamed it. Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though 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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The universe seems to me infinitely strange and foreign. At such a moment I gaze upon it with a mixture of anguish and euphoria; separate from the universe, as though placed at a certain distance outside it; I look and I see pictures, creatures that move in a kind of timeless time and spaceless space, emitting sounds that are a kind of language I no longer understand or ever register.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.More Eugene Ionesco [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A civil servant doesn't make jokes.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:07]
A man with a soul is not like every other man.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:12]
A nose that can see is worth two that sniff.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:17]
Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:42]
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:47]
I've always been suspicious of collective truths.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:52]
Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:15]
Living is abnormal.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:19]
Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:34]
The critic should describe, and not prescribe.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:39]
We have not the time to take our time.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:51]
You can only predict things after they have happened.More Eugene Ionesco [08/10/2011 05:08:00]
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. -Eugene Ionesco.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A person who has not completely lost the memory of paradise, even though it is a faint one, will suffer endlessly. He will feel the call of the essential world, will hear the voice that comes from so far away that one cannot find out where it comes from, a voice that cannot guide him.More Eugene Ionesco [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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