J. August Strindberg


J. August Strindberg Quotes

  • ''Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real "horror vacui."''
    J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. The Son of a Servant, vol. 1, p. 99 (1886, trans. 1913).
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  • ''That is the thankless position of the father in the family—the provider for all, and the enemy of all.''
    J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. The Son of a Servant (1886), trans. by Claud Field (1913).
  • ''A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.''
    J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. The Son of a Servant, p. 201 (1886), trans. Claud Field (1913).

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