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  • Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, act II (1962).
  • There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, act II (1962).
  • Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, act II (1962).
  • There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, act II (1962).
  • It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).

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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.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).

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  • Truth is always a delusion.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).

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  • Human life is beyond comprehension.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).

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  • The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, 21 points to The Physicists (1962).
  • To not be afraid in our world is the message that doesn't derive from reason, but maybe from this mysterious capacity given to humans which we call—not without a little embarrassment—faith.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977).

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