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A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. ---->>>

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

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.

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.

We have not the time to take our time.

We have not the time to take our time.

Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. ---->>>

A nose that can see is worth two that sniff. ---->>>

I've always been suspicious of collective truths. ---->>>

You can only predict things after they have happened. ---->>>

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.

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.

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Living is abnormal. ---->>>

A man with a soul is not like every other man. ---->>>

Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been. ---->>>

The critic should describe, and not prescribe. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Like all revolutions, the surrealist revolution was a reversion, a restitution, an expression of vital and indispensable spiritual needs. ---->>>

Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair. ---->>>

A civil servant doesn't make jokes. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: French
Born: 11-26, 1912
Birthplace:
Die: 03-28, 1994
Occupation: Dramatist
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Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, Romanian: [e.uˈd͡ʒen joˈnesku]; 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way (wikipedia)