Ivo Andric Quotes

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Ivo Andric Quotes
Ivo Andric Quotes
I gave in to life. I was not defeated but outplayed.
Ivo Andric

I do not fear invisible worlds.
Ivo Andric

Forgetfulness heals everything and song is the most beautiful manner of forgetting, for in song man feels only what he loves.
Ivo Andric

Between the fear that something would happen and the hope that still it wouldn't, there is much more space than one thinks. On that narrow, hard, bare and dark space a lot of us spend their lives.
Ivo Andric

What doesn't hurt - is not life; what doesn't pass - is not happiness.
Ivo Andric

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.
Ivo Andric

Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices.
Ivo Andric

One shouldn't be afraid of the humans. Well, I am not afraid of the humans, but of what is inhuman in them.
Ivo Andric

When I am not desperate, I am worthless.
Ivo Andric

They entered there into the unconscious philosophy of the town; that life was an incomprehensible marvel, since it was incessantly wasted and spent, yet none the less it lasted and endured 'like the bridge on the Drina'.
Ivo Andric

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
Ivo Andric

Searching for what I need, and I don't even know precisely what that is, I was going from a man to a man, and I saw that all of them together have less than me who has nothing, and that I left to each of them a bit of that what I don't have and I've been searching for.
Ivo Andric

What does your sorrow do while you sleep? -It’s awake and waiting. And when it loses patience, it wakes me up.
Ivo Andric

There is no rule without revolts and conspiracies, even as there is no property without work and worry.
Ivo Andric

In the journal of my misery, each sorrow competes for the first place in length and strength.
Ivo Andric

What can and doesn't have to be always, at the end, surrenders to something that has to be.
Ivo Andric

And then the death will come. The great parting, but the least painful of all the goodbyes we ever knew. For in death, only one shall grieve. And so far we have always, at every parting, grieved together.
Ivo Andric

When I am not desperate, I am worthless.
Ivo Andric

Of everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve for anything secret or bad.
Ivo Andric

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