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Quotations From FRIEDRICH DÜRRENMATT


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  • Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).
  • 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.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).

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  • The planet on which we live is poorly organized, many areas are overpopulated, others are reserved for a few, technology's potential is only in part realized, and most people are starving.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).

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  • Religion and political expediency go beautifully hand in hand.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). An Angel Comes to Babylon, act III (1954).
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