Ibsen, if you didn't feel like looking it up. I think it's Ibsen, could be Checkhov. I read them both during impressionable times. I'm reading Beckett right now, and am reminded of the overwhelming everything of nothing. A man my age should not read Beckett until, and unless, there is hope.
Okay, I looked it up - the quote is from Ghosts by Ibsen, and I've never read it.
So, posing stand the posers.
I want more life, father.