Herta Muller - Quotes

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Writing itself does not know what it looks like while one is doing it, only when it's finished. ---->>>

In writing, one searches, and that is what keeps one writing, that one sees and experiences things from another angle entirely; one experiences oneself during the process of writing. ---->>>

What can't be said can be written. Because writing is a silent act, a labor from the head to the hand. ---->>>

I have always written only for myself - to clarify things, to clarify things with myself, to understand in an inner way what is actually happening. ---->>>

Anything in literature, including memory, is second-hand. ---->>>

If you live with death threats, you need friends. So you have to risk that they might spy on you. ---->>>

The more words we are allowed to take, the freer we become. If our mouth is banned, then we attempt to assert ourselves through gestures, even objects. They are more difficult to interpret, and take time before they arouse suspicion. ---->>>

I never wanted to be a writer. ---->>>

In Romanian society, I am not particularly well-liked. I don't often receive invitations. ---->>>

Suffering doesn't improve human beings, does it? ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: 08-17, 1953
Occupation: Novelist

Herta Müller (born 17 August 1953) is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Nițchidorf, Timiș County in Romania, her native language is German. Since the early 1990s she has been internationally established, and her works have been translated into more than twenty languages (wikipedia)