Quotation by Eugène Ionesco

Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination.
Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912), Rumanian–born French playwright. repr. In Notes and Counter Notes (1962). "Experience of the Theatre," Nouvelle N.R.F., no. 62 (Paris, 1958).
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