But if I were to say who influenced me most, then I’d say Franz Kafka. And his works were always anchored in the Central European region.
Category Archive: Vaclav Havel
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
In my opinion, theater shouldn’t give advice to citizens.
Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren’t in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity.