Eugene Ionesco Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Eugene Ionesco quotes, Eugene Ionesco sayings, and Eugene Ionesco proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. Eugene Ionesco
Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security. Eugene Ionesco
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. Eugene Ionesco
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well. Eugene Ionesco
A civil servant doesn't make jokes. Eugene Ionesco
Every message of despair is the statement of a situation from which everybody must freely try to find a way out. Eugene Ionesco
Describe a circle, stroke its back and it turns vicious. Eugene Ionesco
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. Eugene Ionesco
Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their cliches. Eugene Ionesco
There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation. Eugene Ionesco
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. Eugene Ionesco
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa. Eugene Ionesco
The brightest light, the light of Italy, the purest sky of Scandinavia in the month of June is only a half-light when one compares it to the light of childhood. Even the nights were blue. Eugene Ionesco
The true nature of things, truth itself, can be revealed to us only through fantasy, which is more realistic than all the realisms. Eugene Ionesco
A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind. Eugene Ionesco
Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic. It is as if creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and fresh and astonishing. Childhood is over the moment things are no longer astonishing. Eugene Ionesco
Childhood is the world of miracle and wonders as if a creation of rose, balked in light, out of darkness, utterly new and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us. When the world seems familiar, when one had got used to existence, one has become an adult. Eugene Ionesco