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Eugéne Ionesco

Datum narození: 26. listopad 1909
Datum úmrtí: 28. březen 1994

Eugène Ionesco [Jonesko] byl francouzský dramatik a básník rumunského původu, ačkoliv v některé literatuře se vyskytuje i rumunský dramatik, žijící v Paříži. Jeden z hlavních představitelů absurdního dramatu.

Citáty Eugéne Ionesco

„Jsme směšné děti opuštěné v tomto světě, v tomto ohromném domě, který se hroutí. Hrajeme si s panenkami vedle propastí. (1934)“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

Zdroj: [Ionesco, Eugène, Samotář, Aurora, Praha, 2000, 1, 175, Našinec, Jiří, Eugène Ionesco a nesnesitelná těžkost bytí, 167, 80-7299-001-2]

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„Slovo už neukazuje, slovo tlachá. Můžeme mluvit a nemyslet a k tomu se nám nabízejí klišé.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

zápis v deníku
Zdroj: [Plešatá zpěvačka, Rozhlas, rozhlas.cz, 2008-10-30, 2015-01-20, http://www.rozhlas.cz/plzen/publicistika/_zprava/509018]

„It won’t matter to me at all whether the Church canonizes him or not. The important thing is that such a man existed.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: It’s a play about the life and martyrdom of a modern saint, who has just been canonized by the Church — or is it beatified? Which comes first? I’m not sure. Anyway, his name was Father Maximilian Kolbe, a Pole, and he died in Auschwitz. They were going to send some prisoners to a mine, where they would die of hunger and thirst. Father Kolbe offered to go instead of a man who had a wife and children and didn’t want to die. That man is still alive. … It won’t matter to me at all whether the Church canonizes him or not. The important thing is that such a man existed.

„I have never been to the Right, nor have I been a Communist, because I have experienced, personally, both forms of totalitarianism.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: I have never been to the Right, nor have I been a Communist, because I have experienced, personally, both forms of totalitarianism. It is those who have never lived under tyranny who call me petit bourgeois.

„Béranger represents the modern man. He is a victim of totalitarianism — of both kinds of totalitarianism, of the Right and of the Left.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: Béranger represents the modern man. He is a victim of totalitarianism — of both kinds of totalitarianism, of the Right and of the Left. When Rhinoceros was produced in Germany, it had fifty curtain calls. The next day the papers wrote, “Ionesco shows us how we became Nazis.” But in Moscow, they wanted me to rewrite it and make sure that it dealt with Nazism and not with their kind of totalitarianism. In Buenos Aires, the military government thought it was an attack on Perónism.

„I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language, but in their behavior as well.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: The theater chose me. As I said, I started with poetry, and I also wrote criticism and dialogue. But I realized that I was most successful at dialogue. Perhaps I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language, but in their behavior as well.

„I let characters and symbols emerge from me, as if I were dreaming.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: I let characters and symbols emerge from me, as if I were dreaming. I always use what remains of my dreams of the night before. Dreams are reality at its most profound, and what you invent is truth because invention, by its nature, can’t be a lie. Writers who try to prove something are unattractive to me, because there is nothing to prove and everything to imagine. So I let words and images emerge from within. If you do that, you might prove something in the process.

„I am told, in a dream … you can only get the answer to all your questions through a dream.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

Speaking of a dream not fully remembered, in Fragments of a Journal (1966)
Kontext: I am told, in a dream... you can only get the answer to all your questions through a dream. So in my dream, I fall asleep, and I dream, in my dream, that I'm having that absolute, revealing dream.

„Perhaps there will be a morning of grace for humanity. Perhaps there will be a morning of grace for me.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco, kniha The Hermit

The Hermit (1973)
Kontext: I thought that it was strange to assume that it was abnormal for anyone to be forever asking questions about the nature of the universe, about what the human condition really was, my condition, what I was doing here, if there was really something to do. It seemed to me on the contrary that it was abnormal for people not to think about it, for them to allow themselves to live, as it were, unconsciously. Perhaps it's because everyone, all the others, are convinced in some unformulated, irrational way that one day everything will be made clear. Perhaps there will be a morning of grace for humanity. Perhaps there will be a morning of grace for me.

„There were no longer words being spoken, but images being visualized. We achieved it above all by the dislocation of language. … Beckett destroys language with silence. I do it with too much language, with characters talking at random, and by inventing words.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Kontext: Beckett shows death; his people are in dustbins or waiting for God. (Beckett will be cross with me for mentioning God, but never mind.) Similarly, in my play The New Tenant, there is no speech, or rather, the speeches are given to the Janitor. The Tenant just suffocates beneath proliferating furniture and objects — which is a symbol of death. There were no longer words being spoken, but images being visualized. We achieved it above all by the dislocation of language. … Beckett destroys language with silence. I do it with too much language, with characters talking at random, and by inventing words.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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