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Theatre is simply what cannot be expressed by any other means; a complexity of words, movements, gestures that convey a vision of the world inexpressible in any other way.
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Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.

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The critic should describe, and not prescribe.

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The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one has got used to existence, one has become an adult.

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To become conscious of what is horrifying and to laugh at it is to become master of that which is horrifying

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To tear ourselves away from the everyday, from habit, from mental laziness which hides from us the strangeness of reality, we must receive something like a real bludgeon blow.

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To me the world seems grotesque, absurd, ridiculous, painful.

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As soon as one knows one is going to die, childhood is over ... So one can be grown up at seven. Then, I believe most human beings forget what they have understood, recover another sort of childhood that can last all their lives. It is not a true childhood but a kind of forgetting. Desires and anxieties are there, preventing you from having access to the essential truth.

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It's not a certain society that seems ridiculous to me, it's mankind,

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Every message of despair is the statement of a situation from which everybody must freely try to find a way out.

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The more I try to explain myself, the less I understand myself.

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Good men make good rhinoceroses, unfortunately.

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