Henrik Ibsen Quotes (104 quotes)




Henrik Ibsen
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As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
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An Enemy of the People [Norwegian title: En folkefiende] (1882)
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Hilda, Act III - The Master Builder (1892)
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Losing all was winning's cost! Eternally owned is but what's lost! - Brand (1866)


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Henrik Ibsen
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Born: March 20, 1828

Died: May 23, 1906 (aged 78)

Nationality: Norwegian

Occupation: Poet, writer

Bio: Henrik Ibsen was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as the father of prose drama and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder.

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