Friedrich Dürrenmatt

(1921-1990 / Konolfingen)

Friedrich Dürrenmatt Quotes

  • ''Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.''
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956). On war.
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  • ''People like us who are on their last leg can only understand comedies.''
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act I (1956). On the state of today's world.
  • ''Rome has betrayed itself. It knew the truth and chose violence, it knew humaneness and it chose tyranny.''
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956). On the Roman Empire.
  • ''Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is.''
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956). On war.

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