Quotations by Ivo Andric

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Born: Sunday, October 9, 1892
Died: Thursday, March 13, 1975 (82 years old)
Profession: Writer


Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Fear, Hope, Space)

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: People, Fear, World)

Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices.
- Ivo Andric

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
- Ivo Andric

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Sadness)

Searching for what I need, and I don't even know precisely what that is, I was going from a man to a man, and I saw that all of them together have less than me who has nothing, and that I left to each of them a bit of that what I don't have and I've been searching for.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Man, Nothing)

There is no rule without revolts and conspiracies, even as there is no property without work and worry.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: Work, Property, Worry)

What can and doesn't have to be always, at the end, surrenders to something that has to be.
- Ivo Andric
(Keywords: End)

When I am not desperate, I am worthless.
- Ivo Andric







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