Heinrich Boll

Germany
21 Dec 1917 // 16 Jul 1985
Write [Nobel 1972]

Feelings can even kill such good hard things as love and hate.

Billiards at Half-Past Nine

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
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On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays