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Friedrich Durrenmatt
January 5, 1921 - December 14, 1990
Nationality: Swiss
Category: Author
Subcategory: Swiss Author

A story has been thought through to the end when it has taken the worst possible turn.


The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.


Truth is always a delusion.


There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them.


The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.


The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.


I am a man, and God is hiding from us humans. We are unable to see Him, we can only search for Him.


Without tolerance, our world turns into hell.


So then learn to conquer your fear. This is the only art we have to master nowadays: to look at things without fear, and to fearlessly do right.


The only remedy against hunger is reasonable birth control.


World history is tragic.


For a person who is dying only eternity counts.


Human life is beyond comprehension.


It is inhuman to continue a war which could easily be ended.


There are thoughts we must not think.


A major power can afford a military debacle only when it looks like a political victory.


Power is paradoxical.


The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.


Man is imperfect. The reality he creates is always endangered by man.


Justice is horrible.


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