Eugene Ionesco Quotes

All history is nothing but a succession of ‘crises’, of rupture, repudiation and resistance…. When there is no ‘crisis’, there is stagnation, petrification and death. All thought, all art is aggressive. Eugene Ionesco

An avant-garde man is like an enemy inside a city he is bent on destroying, against which he rebels; for like any system of government, an established form of expression is also a form of oppression. The avant-garde man is the opponent of an existing system. Eugene Ionesco

Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichés. Eugene Ionesco

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. Eugene Ionesco

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. Eugene Ionesco

A civil servant doesn’t make jokes. Eugene Ionesco