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German poet, novelist, playwright, sculptor, and printmaker, 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature, b.1927
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We are creating the future.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I shall speak of how melancholy and utopia preclude one another. How they fertilize one another... of the revulsion that follows one insight and precedes the next... of superabundance and surfeit. Of stasis in progress. And of myself, for whom melancholy and utopia are heads and tails of the same coin.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Whenever there has been talk of exterminating rats, others, who were not rats, have been exterminated.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle -- absolute busyness -- then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy -- and without consciousness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The naked figure will not get ahead between the mirrors.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I don't want you to sketch this cripple, this freak of nature, I want you to slaughter him, crucify him, to nail him to your paper with charcoal!”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The trend is towards the bourgeois-smug.”

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