Max Frisch Quotes


Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

There is no art without Eros.

Nothing is harder than to accept oneself.

You can put anything into words except your own life.

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn't understand the horse dealer's language.

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.

The demand that we love our neighbor as ourselves contains as an axiom the demand that we shall love ourselves shall accept ourselves as we were created.

Sie wird gebraucht unsere Schuld sie rechtfertigt viel im Leben anderer.

We asked for workers. We got people instead.

A man with convictions finds an answer for everything. Convictions are the best form of protection against the living truth.

It is always the moralists who do the most harm. Abortion is the logical outcome of civilization only the jungle gives birth and moulders away as nature decrees. Man plans.

I live like every real man in my work.

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.

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.

All that remains is the mad desire for present identity through a woman.

Cause and effect are never divided between two people.

Either marriage is a destiny I believe or there is no sense in it at all it's a piece of humbug.

I don't believe in providence and fate as a technologist I am used to reckoning with the formulae of probability.

Finished things cease to be a shelter for the spirit; but work in progress is a delight.

Strictly speaking every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.

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.

The dignity of man is in free choice.

A society needs famous people; the question is whom it chooses for that role. Any criticism of its choice is by implication a criticism of that society.

You can't make the incomprehensible comprehensible without losing it completely

Our comparative fidelity was fear of defeat at the hands of another partner.

Jealousy is the fear of comparison.

There is no such thing as far as I'm concerned as ownership in love.

Every uniform corrupts one's character.

If you criticize what you're doing too early you'll never write the first line.

The point is to show who is the cross and who the crucified.

It's precisely the disappointing stories which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning that sound true to life.

Why do dying people never shed tears?

If the going is getting too easy maybe you're going downhill!

Dignity: the doomed man's final refuge.

When we travel we are like a film at the moment of exposure; it is memory that will develop it.

Technology as the knack of eliminating the world as resistance ... the technologist's worldlessness.... My mistake lay in the factthat we technologists try to live without death.

Why don't we follow our yearning?

I feel fairly certain that my hatred harms me more than the people whom I hate.

My greatest fear: repetition.

Our guilt has its uses. It justifies much in the lives of others.

The technologist was the final guise of the white missionary industrialization the last gospel of a dying race and living standards a substitute for a purpose in living.

If anyone has a conscience it's generally a guilty one.

I know that I'm the happiest of lovers...

Primitive peoples tried to annul death by portraying the human body--we do it by finding substitutes for the human body. Technology instead of mysticism!

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.

The older you get the simpler you want to make it.

I have no words for my reality.

When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh or that he can make you laugh?

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.

Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.