Gao Xingjian Quotes

Gao Xingjian Quotes: The human need for language is not simply for the transmission of meaning, it is at the same time listening to and affirming a person's existence.
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Gao Xingjian Quote: There are numerous layers to truth, and the simple and superficial statement of facts cannot satisfy the writer.
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Quotes about Gao Xingjian: Language is inherently not concerned with logic. As an expression of the psychological activities of humankind, it simply follows a linear process as it seeks actualisation. Moreover, it does not obey the objective concepts of time and space that belong to the physical world. When the discussion of time and space is imported into linguistic art from scientific aims and research methods, that linguistic art is entirely reduced to trifling pseudo-philosophical issues.
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Quote about Gao Xingjian: When you're telling a story, you've got to give details.
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Gao Xingjian Sayings: A good work can be communicated across languages ... [provided one does not] fall into the trap of narrow-minded nationalistic or chauvinistic thinking.
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Gao Xingjian Saying: To subvert is not the aim of literature, its value lies in discovering and revealing what is rarely known, little known, thought to be known but in fact not very well known of the truth of the human world. It would seem that truth is the unassailable and most basic quality of literature.
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Sayings about Gao Xingjian: The enterprise of describing something in language that has never been described before is a very difficult thing to do. When you decide to do away with old cliches or old phraseologies, and to come up with a new way of saying something, it's extremely difficult.
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Saying about Gao Xingjian: Dreams are more real than reality itself, they're closer to the self.
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