Eugène Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu

Eugène
Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu
1909
1994

Romanian and French Dramatist and Playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd depicting in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence

Author Quotes

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.

Everything that has been will be, everything that will be is, everything that will be has been.

There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.

Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

Author Picture
First Name
Eugène
Last Name
Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu
Birth Date
1909
Death Date
1994
Bio

Romanian and French Dramatist and Playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd depicting in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence