Human Acts Quotes

Quotes tagged as "human-acts" (showing 1-3 of 3)
Han Kang
“Is it true that human beings are fundamentally cruel? Is the experience of cruelty the only thing we share as a species? Is the dignity that we cling to nothing but self-delusion, masking from ourselves the single truth: that each one of us is capable of being reduced to an insect, a ravening beast, a lump of meat? To be degraded, slaughtered - is this the essential of humankind, one which history has confirmed as inevitable?”
Han Kang, Human Acts

Han Kang
“I still remember the moment when my gaze fell upon the mutilated face of a young woman, her features slashed through with a bayonet. Soundlessly, and without fuss, some tender thing deep inside me broke. Something that, until then, I hadn't realised was there.”
Han Kang, Human Acts

“A great paradox which should God make us understand, we will weep, laugh, wonder and ponder is the paradox of human ignorance”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah