Quotations by Gunther Grass
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Born: Sunday, October 16, 1927
Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
(Keywords: Art, Life)
Believing: it means believing in our own lies. And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
(Keywords: Age, Work, Busyness, Conflict, Consciousness, Dawn, Leisure, Melancholy, Utopia, Will)
Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.
(Keywords: Information, Nothing, World)
Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
(Keywords: Life, Cause, Class, Melancholy, Mind, Privilege, Production, State, Wage)
We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
(Keywords: Growth, Future, Pollution, Statistics)