Kenneth Tynan Quote

I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and irrationally destructive, and that there is nothing we can do about it. Until everyone is fed, clothed, housed and taught, until human beings have equal leisure to contemplate the overwhelming fact of mortality, we should not (I argued) indulge in the luxury of "privileged despair."


"Conference at Edinburgh" (1963), p. 146 - Tynan Right and Left (1967)

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I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and...

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I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and...

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I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and...

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I attacked those Western playwrights who use their influence and affluence to preach to the world the nihilistic doctrine that life is pointless and...