Henrik Ibsen Quotes (104 quotes)
“It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.”
As quoted in The Book of Poisonous Quotes (1993) edited by Colin Jarman, p. 232.
An Enemy of the People [Norwegian title: En folkefiende] (1882)
Hedda, Act IV - Hedda Gabler (1890)
Hilda, Act III - The Master Builder (1892)
Losing all was winning's cost! Eternally owned is but what's lost! - Brand (1866)
“You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”
Dr. Stockmann, Act V - An Enemy of the People (1882)
“Oh courage...oh yes! If only one had that...Then life might be livable, in spite of everything.”
Hedda, Act II - Hedda Gabler (1890)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHenrik Ibsen
Born: March 20, 1828
Died: May 23, 1906 (aged 78)
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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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”