Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes

Friedrich Durrenmatt Quotes: For people who have no critical acumen, a state is a mythical entity, for those who think critically it is a rational fiction, created by man in order to facilitate human coexistence.
The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.
Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death.
Whoever is content with the world, and who profits from its lack of justice, does not want to change it.
As the Americans slaughter millions of turkeys every year for the celebration of their deliverance, the Indians, who should be celebrated as saviors, have long been slaughtered. There was even a time when a white man was paid a very decent price for every Indian scalp he could produce.
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
The archetype of all humans, their ideal image, is the computer, once it has liberated itself from its creator, man. The computeris the essence of the human being. In the computer, man reaches his completion.
The evolution of humans can not only be seen as the grand total of their wars; it is also defined by the evolution of the human mind and the development of the human consciousness.
It is bad luck for world history that of all people the Russians adopted Communism, because they are totally unfit for it.
In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
For a person who is dying only eternity counts.
Every work of art depicts an aspect of reality.
Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.
Our science has become terrible, our research dangerous, our findings deadly. We physicists have to make peace with reality. Reality is not as strong as we are. We will ruin reality.
The content of physics is the concern of physicists, its effect the concern of all men.
When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.
Truth is always a delusion.
The worst possible turn can not be programmed. It is caused by coincidence.
Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again.
The savages don't have atom bombs.