Thomas Bernhard Quotes

Thomas Bernhard Quotes

Instead of committing suicide, people go to work.. Thomas Bernhard
Instead of committing suicide, people go to work.

Very often we write down a sentence too early, then another too late; what we have to do is write it down at the proper time, otherwise it's lost.

We publish only to satisfy out craving for fame; there's no other motive except the even baser one of making money....

The only friends I have are the dead who have bequeathed their writings to me-I have no others.

It would be wrong to refuse to face the fact that everything is fundamentally sick and sad.

You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real.

everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death

Träume und Märchen waren ihr eigentlicher Lebensinhalt, dachte ich jetzt. Deshalb hat sie sich auch umgebracht, dachte ich, weil ein Mensch, der nur Träume und Märchen sich zu seinem Lebensinhalt gemacht hat, in dieser Welt nicht überleben kann, nicht überleben darf, dachte ich.

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