Quotation by Max Frisch

Thou shalt not, it is said, make unto thee any graven image of God. The same commandment should apply when God is taken to mean the living part of every human being, the part that cannot be grasped. It is a sin that, however much it is committed against us, we almost continually commit ourselves—Except when we love.
Max Frisch (1911–1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Tagebuch 1946-1949, Suhrkam (1950). Sketchbook 1946-1949, p. 21, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977).

A central premise of Frisch's philosophy of love and life.
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