Friedrich Durrenmatt

Friedrich Durrenmatt

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Author Profession: Swiss writer
Born: January 05, 1921
Died: December 14, 1990
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.

A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.

Truth is always a delusion.

Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.

The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.

Human life is beyond comprehension.

Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.

The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.

The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.

The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.

For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.

World history is tragic.

The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.

Power is paradoxical.

Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.

The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.

A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn.

Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being.

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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