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Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. Gunter Grass#Accusation 60
Gunter Grass#Accusation 60
Writers know that sometimes things are there in the drawer for decades before they finally come out and you are capable of writing about them. Gunter Grass#Capable 59
Gunter Grass#Capable 59
As a child I was a great liar. Fortunately my mother liked my lies. I promised her marvelous things. Gunter Grass#Child 49
Gunter Grass#Child 49
Even bad books are books and therefore sacred. Gunter Grass#Bad 49
Gunter Grass#Bad 49
The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open. Gunter Grass#Citizen 48
Gunter Grass#Citizen 48
I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense. Gunter Grass#Apt 48
Gunter Grass#Apt 48
Everybody knows how fallible memory can sometimes be. You remember certain fragments precisely, but as soon as you try to join the fragments together, for a story, there is a certain - not falsification, but a shifting. Gunter Grass#Certain 40
Gunter Grass#Certain 40
I belonged to the generation that grew up under National Socialism, and was blinded and led astray - and allowed itself to be led astray. Gunter Grass#Allowed 30
Gunter Grass#Allowed 30
Often I had to imagine the things I needed. I learned very early to read amidst noise. And so I started writing and drawing at an early age. Gunter Grass#Age 28
Gunter Grass#Age 28
Lies that do not hurt, which are different from lies that protect oneself or hurt another person. That is not my business. But the truth is mostly very boring, and you can help it along with lies. There is no harm in that. Gunter Grass#Another 22
Gunter Grass#Another 22
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