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Quotations From FRIEDRICH DÜRRENMATT

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  • 71.
    Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).

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  • 72.
    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.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Czechoslovakia 1968 (1968).
  • 73.
    There is a moment when nothing can be wiped out and left behind any more, when there is only reality—and reality is horrifying.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Play Strindberg, 7th round (1969).
  • 74.
    There are thoughts we must not think.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Portrait of a Planet (1971). Regarding the nuclear annihilation of humanity.
  • 75.
    We are the world.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956). On the Roman Empire.

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  • 76.
    Do we still have the right to be more than victims?
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956).
  • 77.
    The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Sentences for Contemporaries (1947-1948).

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  • 78.
    This inhuman world has to become more humane. But how?
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Anabaptists, sc. 20 (1967).

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  • 79.
    The problems of all of humanity can only be solved by all of humanity.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Physicists, 21 points to The Physicists (1962).
  • 80.
    It is bad luck for world history that of all people the Russians adopted Communism, because they are totally unfit for it.
    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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