Henrik Johan Ibsen was a 19th century Norwegian playwright, poet and director of plays, who is often regarded as among the greatest playwrights to have ever lived. According to most estimates, Ibsen’s plays are second only to the plays of William Shakespeare in terms of popularity and even to this, plays written by him are staged in different parts of the world. Ibsen’s plays are particularly famous because it introduced the concept of realism in 19th century theatre and is also credited for being among the earliest exponents of Modernism. In fact, he had also been given the epithet ‘the father of realism’. ‘A Doll’s House’ is Ibsen’s most celebrated work and at one point of time; it had been the most performed play on a global scale. Some of his other notable plays which have been staged across the world include Hedda Gabler, When We Dead Awaken, The Master Builder, The Lady From the Sea and An Enemy of the People among others. His plays also traversed certain sides of the moral values of human society that gave rise to controversy in conservative circles but those plays are now considered to be among his great works. Here are some of the selected quotes from the life, times and works of Henrik Ibsen.