„I was supposed to write a romantic comedy, but my characters broke up.“

—  Ann Brashares, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

Fonte: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood

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„I believe in the future a new Dante will write a new Divine Comedy.“

—  Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005

As quoted in "Ba Jin: A Century of Literary Greatness" at the China Internet Information Center (November 2003) http://www.china.org.cn/english/2003/Nov/80700.htm

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„I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language, but in their behavior as well.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994

The Paris Review interview (1984)
Contexto: The theater chose me. As I said, I started with poetry, and I also wrote criticism and dialogue. But I realized that I was most successful at dialogue. Perhaps I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language, but in their behavior as well.

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„One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria.“

—  V.S. Naipaul Trinidadian-British writer of Indo-Nepalese ancestry 1932 - 2018

As quoted in "V.S. Naipaul in Search of Himself: A Conversation" with Mel Gussow, The New York Times, (24 April 1994)

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„Stop dying. Am trying to write a comedy.“

—  Wilson Mizner American writer 1876 - 1933

Telegram to his brother, upon the news that Addison was fatally ill.
Quoted by Stuart B. McIver, Dreamers, Schemers and Scalawags, Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, 1994. ISBN 1-56164-034-4.
On Death and Dying

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„It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.“

—  Walter Pater essayist, art and literature critic, fiction writer 1839 - 1894

Appreciation, Postscript (1889)

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„I'm very romantic, I'm extremely romantic. I date my wife.“

—  Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician 1948

Interview with Andrew Denton http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s1396692.htm on Enough Rope (20 June 2005).
Contexto: I'm very romantic, I'm extremely romantic. I date my wife.... That's one thing guys don't understand. This is something that you would be very surprised that I understand, is that men are microwaves and women are pressure cookers. Men want sex, bang; women like romance. Guys, learn how to romance.

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„This amazing, romantic character suits me precisely because to be alone has always been part of my style or, if you like, my technique.“

—  Henry Kissinger United States Secretary of State 1923

Interview with Oriana Fallaci (November 1972), as quoted in "Oriana Fallaci and the Art of the Interview" in Vanity Fair (December 2006) http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/hitchens200612; Kissinger, as quoted in "Special Section: Chagrined Cowboy" in TIME magazine (8 October 1979) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,916877,00.html called this "without doubt the single most disastrous conversation I ever had with any member of the press" and claimed that he had probably been misquoted or quoted out of context, but Fallaci later produced the tapes of the interview.
1970s
Contexto: I've always acted alone. Americans like that immensely.
Americans like the cowboy who leads the wagon train by riding ahead alone on his horse, the cowboy who rides all alone into the town, the village, with his horse and nothing else. Maybe even without a pistol, since he doesn't shoot. He acts, that's all, by being in the right place at the right time. In short, a Western. … This amazing, romantic character suits me precisely because to be alone has always been part of my style or, if you like, my technique.

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„As soon as I did my first five minutes of stand-up I knew that I would rather be a failure at comedy than a success in marketing.“

—  Jimmy Carr British comedian and humourist 1972

Will Hodgkinson (December 16, 2004) "Comedy's overgrown schoolboy", The Irish Times.

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„The secret of writing comedy is to know where it's all going, then get ahead of it.“

—  Robert Orben American magician and writer 1928

Henry Allen (January 4, 1979) "Life in the Laugh Factory", The Washington Post, p. B1.

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