Witold Gombrowicz citations
Date de naissance: 4. août 1904
Date de décès: 24. juillet 1969
Witold Gombrowicz, né le 4 août 1904 à Małoszyce, près de Kielce, en Pologne alors russe, mort le 24 juillet 1969 en France à Vence, près de Nice , est un écrivain polonais. Il est aujourd'hui reconnu comme l'un des plus grands auteurs du XXe siècle et a influencé de nombreux écrivains, tels que Milan Kundera.
Citations Witold Gombrowicz
„We say 'forest' but this word is made of the unknown, the unfamiliar, the unencompassed. The earth. Clods of dirt. Pebbles. On a clear day you rest among ordinary, everyday things that have been familiar to you since childhood, grass, bushes, a dog (or a cat), a chair, but that changes when you realize that every object is an enormous army, an inexhaustible swarm.“
„For Kierkegaard, for Heidegger, for Sartre, the more profound the awareness, the more authentic the existence. They measure honesty and the essence of experience by the degree of awareness. But is our humanity really built on awareness? Doesn't awareness--that forced, extreme awareness--arise among us, not from us, as something created by effort, the mutual perfecting of ourselves in it, the confirming of something that one philosopher forces onto another? Isn't man, therefore, in his private reality, something childish and always beneath his own awareness? And doesn't he feel awareness to be, at the same time, something alien, imposed and unimportant? If this is how it is, this furtive childhood, this concealed degradation are ready to explode your systems sooner or later.“
— Witold Gombrowicz, Dziennik 1953 - 1956