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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
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
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.
N
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.
K
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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