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Summary

Friedrich Durrenmatt was a famous Author from Switzerland, who lived between January 5, 1921 and December 14, 1990. He became 69 years old.

Biography

Friedrich Dürrenmatt Joseph (born in Konolfingen, died in Neuenburg / Neuchatel) was a German-language Swiss writer, playwright and painter. He was particularly famous for his detective novels and comedies.

In 1945 came his first work out, Es steht geschrieben ("It is written"). Then he tried out as a writer. The first years up to 1952 were difficult for him and his growing family, which soon counted five members. But especially with Der Besuch alten Dame where he achieved fame, not only in Switzerland but also in Germany and other countries.

His work concentrated for long periods even with the theater and often mixed himself directly in theater work.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Friedrich, under the main topic Power.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Durrenmatt

Famous quotes by Friedrich Durrenmatt (44)


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"Power is paradoxical"
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"Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal"
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"This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how?"
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"The savages don't have atom bombs"
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"Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand"
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"Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands"
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"Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back"
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"News reports don't change the world. Only facts change it, and those have already happened when we get the news"
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"Everything in the world can be changed, my dear Florestan, but the human being"
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"Emotions have no place in business, unless you do business with them"
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"A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder"
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"Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is"
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"Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death"
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"The problems of all of humanity can only be solved by all of humanity"
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"The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all"
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"Justice is horrible"
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"It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended"
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"You can't take back an act you were able to think"
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"Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic"
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"Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality"
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"One does not set fire to a world which is already lost"
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"I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him"
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"A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory"
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"We are the world"
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"There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality and reality is horrifying"
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"There are thoughts we must not think"
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"The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint"
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"In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect"
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"For a person who is dying only eternity counts"
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"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason"
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"A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst possible turn"
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"The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence"
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"It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury"
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"Communism is a proposition to structure the world more reasonably, a proposition for changing the world. As such, we have to analyze it and, if we deem it reasonable, act upon it"
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"There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them"
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"It is easy to kill when you don't see your victim"
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"Human life is beyond comprehension"
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"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"
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"Truth is always a delusion"
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"Pretend to be dumb, that's the only way to reach old age"
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"People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies"
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"Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man"
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"Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland"
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"A story is not finished, until it took the worst turn"


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