Quotes by Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright and theatre director. As one of the founders of modernism in theatre, Ibsen is often referred to as "the father of realism" and one of the most influential playwrights of his time.

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One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, 'I have it,' merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.

- Henrik Ibsen

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

- Henrik Ibsen

A forest bird never wants a cage.

- Henrik Ibsen

Do not use that foreign word 'ideals.' We have that excellent native word 'lies.'

- Henrik Ibsen

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

- Henrik Ibsen