Alain Robbe-Grillet quotes

  • The true writer has nothing to say. What counts is the way he says it.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Writing #Way

  • the world is neither meaningful, nor absurd. it quite simply is, and that, in any case, is what is so remarkable about it.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Meaningful #World #Absurd

  • Et une fois de plus je m'avan c° ais le long de ces me"  mes couloirs, marchant depuis des jours, depuis des mois, depuis des anne  es, a'   votre rencontre. And one more time, I advanced along these same hallways, walking for days, for months, for years, to meet you.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Years #Long #Months

  • Le lecteur, lui non plus, ne voit pas les choses du dehors. Il est dans le labyrinthe aussi. The reader [as well as the main character] does not view the work from outside. He too is in the labyrinth.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Character #Views #Labyrinth

  • Deux me'  tresou un peu plusse  parent donc l'homme de la femme. Two metres, or a little more, separates a man from a woman.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Men #Two #Parent

  • On n'e  chappe pas a'   son sort. One cannot escape destiny.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Son #Destiny

  • The art of the novel, however, has fallen into such a state of stagnation - a lassitude acknowledged and discussed by the whole of critical opinion - that it is hard to imagine such an art can survive for long without some radical change. To many, the solution seems simple enough: such a change being impossible, the art of the novel is dying.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Change #Art #Simple

  • What do young girls dream of? Of the knife and of blood.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Girl #Dream #Blood

  • Memory belongs to the imagination.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Memories #Imagination

  • There is a famous Russian cartoon in which a hippopotamus, in the bush, points out a zebra to another hippopotamus: 'You see,' he says, 'now that’s formalism.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Zebras #Cartoon

  • To tell the truth, girls are no longer the way they used to be. They play gangsters, nowadays, just like boys. They organize rackets. They plan holdups and practice karate. They will rape defenseless adolescents. They wear pants... Life has become impossible.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Girl #Boys #Practice

  • Premie'  re approximation: j'e  cris pour de  truire, en les de  crivant avec pre  cision, des monstres nocturnes qui menacent d'envahir ma vie e  veille  e. First general point: I write to destroy, by describing exactly the nocturnal monsters that threaten to invade my waking life.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Writing #Monsters #Waking Life