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Vaclav Havel
(1936-2011) born on
Oct 5
Czech playwright, poet, politician. He was a prominent playwright and political dissident under communism, who eventually served as the president of Czechoslovakia, 1989-92.
Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don't, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you.
A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986; tr. 1990).
R: Spee
A: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 3 (1986; tr. 1990).
N: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986; tr. 1990).
K: Disturbing the Peace, ch. 2 (1986; tr. 1990).

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