Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco

Romanian-born French Playwright

Lived from: 1912-

Quotes: Eugène Ionesco

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    Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
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    No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
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    A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
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    Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichés.
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    Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
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    There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
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    There is nothing truer than myth: history, in its attempt to ''realize'' myth, distorts it, stops halfway; when history claims to have ''succeeded,'' this is nothing but humbug and mystification. Everything we dream is ''realizable.'' Reality does not have to be: it is simply what it is.
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