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Max Frisch
(1911-1991) born on
May 15
Swiss dramatist, author. He was considered the dean of German-language literature; his plays "The Firebugs" and "Andorra" became standard theater repertory in 37 languages.
         
   
F
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?

R
He cannot bear old men's jokes. That is not new. But now he begins to think of them himself.
A
It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.
N
Technology. . . the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
K
The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sketchbook 1966-71."
R: "Sketchbook 1966-71."
A: Stiller, in I'm Not Stiller, "First Notebook" (1954; tr. 1958).
N: Hanna, in Homo Faber, "Second Stop" (1957; tr. 1959).
K: Quoted by Siegfried Unseld "The Author and His Publisher," University of Chicago 80
   


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