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    Travelling, gentlemen, is medieval, today we have means of communication, not to speak of tomorrow and the day after, means of communication that bring the world into our homes, to travel from one place to another is atavistic.
    — Max Frisch
    If you criticize what you're doing too early you'll never write the first line.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: write 
     
    Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.
    — Max Frisch
    The dignity of man is in free choice.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: men  choice  dignity 
     
    There are all sorts of ways of murdering a person or at least his soul, and that's something no police in the world can spot.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: people  world  soul 
     
    The machine has no feelings, it feels no fear and no hope ... it operates according to the pure logic of probability. For this reason I assert that the robot perceives more accurately than man.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: fear  men  logic  hope  machine 
     
    Why don't we follow our yearning?
    — Max Frisch
    You can put anything into words, except your own life.
    — Max Frisch
    Why do dying people never shed tears?
    — Max Frisch
    tags: people  dying 
     
    A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: truth  men  living  protection 
     
    Perhaps there are only a few women who experience without deception the overwhelming intoxication of the senses which they expectfrom their encounters with men, which they feel bound to expect because of the fuss made about it in novels, written by men.
    — Max Frisch
    In actual fact those who do not care for politics and sit on the fence do indeed side for a political party: The ruling party.
    — Max Frisch
    I have no words for my reality.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: reality 
     
    A real life, a life that leaves a deposit in the shape of something alive.... It's difficult to say what makes a life a real life.... You could also say it depends on a person being identical with himself.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: people  real 
     
    The point is to show who is the cross and who the crucified.
    — Max Frisch
    It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: living  moment 
     
    We live in an age of reproduction. Most of what makes up our personal picture of the world we have never seen with our own eyes-or rather, we've seen it with our own eyes, but not on the spot: our knowledge comes to us from a distance, we are televiewers, telehearers, teleknowers.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: live  world  personal  age  eyes 
     
    My greatest fear: repetition.
    — Max Frisch
    When we travel, we are like a film at the moment of exposure; it is memory that will develop it.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: travel  memory  moment  film 
     
    Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
    — Max Frisch
    Jealousy is the fear of comparison.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: fear  jealousy 
     
    We asked for workers. We got people instead.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: people 
     
    A joke is a good camouflage. Next best comes sentiment... But the best camouflage of all - in my opinion - is the plain and simple truth. Because nobody ever believes it.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: truth  believe  opinion 
     
    Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: time 
     
    If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: conscience 
     
    All that remains is the mad desire for present identity through a woman.
    — Max Frisch
    Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: doomed 
     
    I know that I'm the happiest of lovers.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: lover 
     
    Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
    — Max Frisch
    Either marriage is a destiny, I believe, or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: believe  marriage 
     
    I took the standpoint that the profession of technologist, a man who masters matter, is a masculine profession, if not the only masculine profession there is.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: men  master  profession 
     
    Every uniform corrupts one's character.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: character  corrupt 
     
    I don't believe in providence and fate, as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: fate  believe 
     
    Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: oneself 
     
    Our comparative fidelity was fear of defeat at the hands of another partner.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: fear 
     
    The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: language  author 
     
    I live, like every real man, in my work.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: men  work  live  real 
     
    The older you get the simpler you want to make it.
    — Max Frisch
    Finished things cease to be a shelter for the spirit; but work in progress is a delight.
    — Max Frisch
    tags: work  progress 
     
    You can't make the incomprehensible comprehensible without losing it completely
    — Max Frisch
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