Eugene Ionesco Quotes (7 quotations)

1. A man with a soul is not like every other man. - Eugene Ionesco

2. Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. - Eugene Ionesco

3. Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. - Eugene Ionesco

4. It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. - Eugene Ionesco

5. I've always been suspicious of collective truths. - Eugene Ionesco

6. Mindful of his own dignity, he is mindful of others', because he wishes to safeguard what is in fact the essence of man's value, no one is replacable. It is in this way, in this solitude, that he finds friendship and a friendly society, rather than the flock or the herd. - Eugene Ionesco

7. The unpleasant thing about society today is nowadays is that there's a confusion between people and their function; or rather, people are tempted to indentify with the function they perform... This is what's happening, particularly in totalitarian societies. I've often thought what is really upsetting, dehumanizing, is the fact that an official sleeps with his uniform on. He's an official, totally, metaphysically. - Eugene Ionesco

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