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Good can be done in a life in which Evil is the life principle, but only at the cost of the doer's sacrificing his life.
By: Amrit # 3
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Writers complete their works, whether those be thousands of pages long or just a few laconic lines.
By: Amrit # 3
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Only from our stories can we discover that our stories have come to an end, otherwise we would go on living as if there were still something for us to continue (our stories, for example); that is, we would go on living in error.
By: Amrit # 3
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Survivors represent a separate species, just like an animal species. We are all survivors, that is what determines our perverse and degenerate mental world. Auschwitz.
By: Amrit # 3
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He liked the style, that wry gallows humor armed with the semblance of omniscience; a most serviceable style it was, the dialect of the initiated, protecting them from their disillusionments, their fears, their well-concealed childish hopes.
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Everyone here makes a botch of his life. That's the local specialty, the genius loci. Anyone who doesn't botch up his life here simply has no talent.
By: Amrit # 3
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He himself had said near enough exactly what was in the play. The only snag was that by the time that scene was played out in reality, almost word for word, the person who had written the play, and that scene in it, was no longer alive. He had committed suicide.
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The state is always the same. The only reason it financed literature up till now was in order to liquidate it. Giving state support to literature is the state's sneaky way for the state liquidation of literature.
By: Amrit # 3
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You just sit here and tolerate it, the same way everything in this country is tolerated. Every deception, every lie, every bullet in the brains. Just as you are already tolerating bullets in the brains that will be implemented only after the bullet is put in your brains.
By: Amrit # 3
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Boredom. He takes it with him everywhere, like an angry shaggy terrier that he sets on others from time to time.
By: Amrit # 3
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For Kingbitter the Hamlet question did not run To be or not to be? but Am I or am I not?
By: Amrit # 3
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Let us call our man, the hero of this story, Kingbitter. We imagine a man, and a name to go with him. Or conversely, let us imagine the name, and the man to go with it.
By: Amrit # 3
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Auschwitz, I told her, appears to me in the image of a father; yes, the two terms, Auschwitz, and father, resonate the same echoes in me, and if the observation is that God is an exalted father, then God, too is revealed to me in the image of Auschwitz.
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How can we do justice even when it concerns truth itself, since for me only one truth exists, my truth, even if it is a delusion, yes, my delusion; my delusion.
By: Amrit # 3
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No — I could never be another person's father, fate, god, No — it should never happen to another child, what happened to me; my childhood.
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My body is foreign to me that body that sustains me and will, ultimately, kill me.
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Nothing upsets me as much as a shop window jammed full of objects; such windows literally depress, sadden, even demoralize me.
By: Amrit # 3
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The world is not our imagination but our nightmare, full of inconceivable surprises.
By: Amrit # 3
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Failure alone remains as the one single accomplishable experience.
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On the other hand, what is really irrational and what truly cannot be explained is not evil but, contrarily, the good.
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By way of that wretched sentence Auschwitz cannot be explained is the wretched author explaining that we should be silent concerning Auschwitz, that Auschwitz doesn't exist, or, rather, that it didn't, for the only facts that cannot be explained are those that don't or didn't exist.
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