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Elfriede Jelinek

  • Trust is fine, but control is better.

  • Mother is afraid that Erika is thinking now, and she expresses her fear. A person who doesn't speak could easily be thinking. Mother demands that Erika reveal her thoughts, rather than let them eat into her. If Erika thinks anything, she has to tell Mother, to keep her informed. Mother is scared of silence.

  • Love points the way. Desire is its ignorant advisor.

  • There are no holidays for art; and that's just fine with the artist.

  • He lies like a book. And he reads a lot of books.

Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian playwright, novelist, Nobel winner