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Elfriede Jelinek Quotes and Sayings

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My plays are made up of long monologues,
which is similar to prose working with the language.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I do not want to have the feeling of writing "for eternity,"
so to speak.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I do not fight against men, but against the system that is sexist.
- Elfriede Jelinek

The problem is that it is difficult to translate.
- Elfriede Jelinek

 

Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more
susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives
and fascisms of all kinds.
- Elfriede Jelinek

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom.
The irony could develop an even greater ease.
- Elfriede Jelinek

The government has once again made the right socially acceptable.
- Elfriede Jelinek

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As is said about most writers: on the one hand all
I ever did from when I was a child was read,
and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I would gladly do it but I am suffering from social phobia.
I cannot manage being in a crowd of people.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I have the feeling it will influence my future writing
to the extent that without any material worries I could develop a greater ease,
even lightheartedness, in my writing.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I cannot stand public attention, I just can't.
Of course, if I may I might write something instead.
- Elfriede Jelinek

I think isolation is one of the greatest problems,
an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity.
- Elfriede Jelinek

Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and
formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society
as a whole while at the same time exposing it,
tearing the masks from its face - for me that would
be deserving of an award.
- Elfriede Jelinek

My training in music and composition then led me to
a kind of musical language process in which,
for example, the sound of the words I play with has
to expose their true meaning against their will so to speak.
- Elfriede Jelinek

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

A good hockey player plays where the puck is.
A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky

I shall never believe that God plays dice with the world.
- Albert Einstein

It doesn't necessarily mean at all that the composer
plays his own works best.
- Leo Ornstein

I don't like the designated hitter.
A guy who plays should be able to catch and hit.
- Marge Schott

Everything Sholom Aleichem talks about in his plays
and his short stories is about people,
family, man's relationship with his God,
the breaking down of tradition.
- Norman Jewison

To love without role, without power plays,
is revolution.
- Rita Mae Brown

People come along and impose their own stuff on plays,
and it shows.
- Judd Hirsch

Classical plays require more imagination and more general
training to be able to do.
That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
- Vivien Leigh

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances,
until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of
logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
- John C. Ransom

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part
that the other really likes.
- Elizabeth Ashley

I was always in plays at school and in school concerts -
you could say I liked to show off.
- George Cole

I've known Shawn for several years.
And he's just an amazing talent.
He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player,
and plays really good fiddle.
- Guy Clark

I was involved in school plays, but when I left school
I did a couple of odd jobs as a baker's apprentice
and then as a fruit market porter in Manchester.
- John Thaw

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

There was something about being in front of audiences
when I was in elementary school plays that gave me a thrill.
It was like the rush you get from a roller coaster drop.
- Mira Sorvino

When I was younger, I was a robot.
Wind her up and she plays tennis.
- Chris Evert

I've written a couple screenplays and half-finished plays.
- Christopher Meloni

Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays
a less important part in a consumer society,
where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
- Christopher Lasch

But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language.
I didn't always have to speak in my own voice.
- James Merrill

It doesn't much concern me if Tiger plays in the tournament or no.
- Vijay Singh

Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one
of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.
- Edward Bond

God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the
dice where they cannot be seen.
- Stephen Hawking

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection.
To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
- Howard Barker

I got Jimmy Hall from Wet Willie and he also plays
now with Hank Williams Jr.
- Gregg Allman

Many plays - certainly mine - are like blank checks.
The actors and directors put their own signatures on them.
- Thornton Wilder

A large percentage of the staff plays both online and here at the Casinos.
- Tim Page

I only really started to go to plays and to be interested
in drama 20 years ago when as an artist I was already well-rounded.
I think I'm more disciplined today.
- Pete Townshend

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start,
When memory plays an old tune on the heart.
- Eliza Cook

I keep working mainly because my wife and I spend most
of our time touring the country doing our own plays.
- Joseph Bologna

I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway,
which was one of my great dreams forever.
- Michael Emerson

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and
plays now and then in the afternoons.
- Robert MacNeil

On certain plays and situations I feel like I have the advantage.
But sometimes I just have to not think about the size
of the guy in front of me.
- Dante Hall

I'm somebody who plays the piano...
sometimes.
- Harold Budd

It's only 60,000.
It's not a big town.
It's a big hockey town.
Everybody plays hockey when you grow up.
- Peter Forsberg

I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia,
so my mother was in community theatre plays.
- Beth Henley

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the
pleasing game of interchanging praise.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm sick of all these knights in shining armor parts,
I want to do something worthwhile like plays and films
that have something to say.
- Tyrone Power

And that's another reason to make this movie:
We can put plays on film now,
at a relatively small cost, and they will reach an
audience they would never have reached otherwise.
- Dustin Hoffman

I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession.
I thought that I'd end up doing other things,
but that in the meantime I'd do plays.
- Gael Garcia Bernal

I was in 27 Broadway plays, and three of them got the Pulitzer Prize.
- Dick Van Patten

A puppy plays with every pup he meets,
but an old dog has few associates.
- Josh Billings

The plays I remember are the plays I made a mistake.
- Jim Otto

I think plays, like books, are endemic.
They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about.
I think, you just can't move them about,
you know.
- Peter Shaffer

Actually, every time I am back in New York,
I read for as many plays as I can.
- Chad Lowe

I play Hopkins' daughter.
Brad Pitt plays Death.
He's a very-good looking Death.
With him, dying isn't so bad.
- Claire Forlani

Oh, come off it, I've only directed three plays for the RSC.
- Edward Hall

Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes.
He always plays the double-cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is.
- Oriana Fallaci

Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays.
- James Merrill

Miles Davis is one who writes songs when he plays.
- Gerry Mulligan

I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
- Fiona Shaw

I take a lot from everywhere.
I take from music, architecture, novels,
and plays.
Anywhere that hits you.
- Alex Winter

With my team I am an absolute czar.
My men know it.
I order plays and they obey.
If the don't, I fine them.
- John McGraw

If they ever do my life story, whoever plays me needs
lots of hair color and high heels.
- Charlize Theron

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it,
from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that
Monty Pythons made popular.
- Michael York


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