Quotations by Max Frisch

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Born: Monday, May 15, 1911
Died: Thursday, April 4, 1991 (79 years old)
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: Swiss


A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Truth, Living, Man, Protection)

Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Man)

Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Marriage, Destiny, Sense)

I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Fate, Providence)

I have no words for my reality.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Reality, Words)

I live, like every real man, in my work.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Work, Man)

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Conscience)

It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Consciousness, Living, Moments)

It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Life, Ending, Meaning, Sound)

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Fear, Jealousy)

My greatest fear: repetition.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Repetition)

Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Nothing)

Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Income)

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Experience, Technology, World)

Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Experience, Technology, World)

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Difference, Language)

There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul, and that's something no police in the world can spot.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Soul, Police, World)

There is no art without Eros.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Art)

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Change, Time)

When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh?
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Humor, Friend, Sense)

You can put anything into words, except your own life.
- Max Frisch
(Keywords: Life, Words)







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