Quotes of Johan August Strindberg

“ What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ The hood-winked husband shows his anger, and the word jealous is flung in his face. Jealous husband equals betrayed husband. And there are women who look upon jealousy as synonymous with impotence, so that the betrayed husband can only shut his eyes, powerless in the face of such accusations. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ That is the thankless position of the father in the family — the provider for all, and the enemy of all. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ That is the thankless position of the father in the family — the provider for all, and the enemy of all. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Meeting each other and leaving each other. Leaving and meeting. That's what life is! ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I see the playwright as a lay preacher peddling the ideas of his time in popular form. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Family… the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house — fathers, and a hell for children. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ In silence you can't hide anything... as you can in words. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real "horror vacuum… ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life — to learn something is a joy to me. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ In the old days, one married a wife; now one forms a company with a female partner, or moves in to live with a friend. And then one seduces the partner, or defiles the friend. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life — to learn something is a joy to me. ”

- Johan August Strindberg

“ I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life. ”

- Johan August Strindberg
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