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Eugene Gladstone O`Neill

Datum narození: 16. říjen 1888
Datum úmrtí: 27. listopad 1953
Další jména: Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill byl americký dramatik, čtyřnásobný nositel Pulitzerovy ceny a nositel Nobelovy ceny za literaturu za rok 1936. Jeho dcera Oona O'Neillová byla poslední manželkou komika Charlese Chaplina, z tohoto manželství pochází i jeho vnučka, tanečnice a herečka Geraldine Chaplinová.


„Člověk musí být buď smutný nebo veselý. Klid je teplý chléb pro jedlíky a spáče.“

„Tak dlouho jsem bojoval s malými věcmi, až jsem se stal sám malým.“


„O kolik ostřejší než hadí zub je nevděčnost vlastního dítěte.“

„Být šťastni - nejjistější prostředek přiblížit se k dobru.“

„Chci být umělec nebo nechci být nic.“

„I am so far from being a pessimist... on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.“

„Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?“ The Great God Brown and Other Plays

„None of us can help the things life has done to us. They’re done before you realize it, and once they’re done they make you do other things until at last everything comes between you and what you’d like to be, and you’ve lost your true self forever.“ Long Day's Journey Into Night


„Curiosity killed the cat, and satisfaction brought it back.“

„It was a great mistake, my being born a man, I would have been much more successful as a seagull or a fish. As it is, I will always be a stranger who never feels at home, who does not really want and is not really wanted, who can never belong, who must be a little in love with death!“

„There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.“ A Moon for the Misbegotten

„Be always drunken. Nothing else matters: that is the only question. If you would not feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and crushing you to the earth, be drunken continually.

Drunken with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will. But be drunken.“
Long Day's Journey Into Night


„Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.“

„Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.“

„Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and always will be the last resort of the boob and the bigot.“

„The fog was where I wanted to be. Halfway down the path you can’t see this house. You’d never know it was here. Or any of the other places down the avenue. I couldn’t see but a few feet ahead. I didn’t meet a soul. Everything looked and sounded unreal. Nothing was what it is. That’s what I wanted—to be alone with myself in another world where truth is untrue and life can hide from itself. Out beyond the harbor, where the road runs along the beach, I even lost the feeling of being on land. The fog and the sea seemed part of each other. It was like walking on the bottom of the sea. As if I had drowned long ago. As if I was the ghost belonging to the fog, and the fog was the ghost of the sea. It felt damned peaceful to be nothing more than a ghost within a ghost.“ Long Day's Journey Into Night

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