Daniil Kharms quotes Russian writer

Poems should be written in such a way that if you throw a poem at a window, the glass will break.

Daniil Kharms





Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) is a Russian avant-gardist and absurdist poet, writer and dramatist.






I am the world. But the world is not me.
I'm only interested in things that have no practical meaning. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestation.
What is difficult for others comes easily to me! I can even fly. But I wonít talk about it, because no one will believe it anyway.
Seek that which is greater than what you can find.
Tell me what you want and I will tell you who you are.

If you want the audience to laugh, go out on the stage and stand silently until someone laughs.
There is no balance in the world. And the error is only about one and a half kilograms for the entire universe.
A perfect thing causes us amazement at the harmony of the laws of its formation and how it is made.
The one to whom God gave life as a perfect gift is right.
My lucky numbers are 32 and 8. They are easy to remember: thirty-two teeth and eight fingers.
If you are failing, do it with interest and energy.
People's performance is judged either directly from their work or through psychological analysis.
All wisdom is good if someone understands it. Misunderstood wisdom can gather dust.
A stupid person cannot distinguish the essential from the accidental.
A fool seeks a wise man among fools, and a wise man finds him.
It is better to call bad things good than to call good things bad.
When a person speaking to you speaks unreasonably, speak to him kindly and agree.
When traveling, do not go too far, otherwise you will see something that you will not be able to forget.
I have been given everything to live an exalted life. And I am perishing in laziness, debauchery and daydreaming.
Gradually the person loses his shape and becomes a ball. And as a ball, a person loses all his desires.
A person lives more than once. What is left unfinished will be finished in the next life. So is love.
I donít consider myself a particularly smart person, but I still have to say that Iím smarter than everyone else. Perhaps there is someone smarter than me in the Universe, but definitely not on Earth.