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Quote Left A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. Quote Right
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Quote Left Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. Quote Right
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Quote Left My aversion from music rests on political grounds. Quote Right
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Quote Left The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect. Quote Right
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Quote Left All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life. Quote Right
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Quote Left A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Quote Right
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Quote Left What was life? Quote Right
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Quote Left Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. Quote Right
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Quote Left A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own. Quote Right
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Quote Left Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject. Quote Right
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Quote Left It had been a moving, tranquil apotheosis, immersed in the transfiguring sunset glow of decline and decay and extinction. An old family, alrea... Quote Right
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Quote Left The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left The electrifying influence exercised on a whole generation just after the First World War by Demian ...is unforgettable. With uncanny accuracy this poetic work struck the nerve of the times and called forth grateful rapture from a whole youthful generation who believed that an interpreter of their innermost life had risen from their own midst. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available. Quote Right
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Quote Left As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them. Quote Right
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Quote Left How strange a vehicle it is, coming down unchanged from times of old romance, and so characteristically black, the way no other thing is black... Quote Right
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Quote Left Never had he felt the joy of the word more sweetly, never had he known so clearly that Eros dwells in language. Quote Right
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Quote Left For one human being instinctively feels respect and love for another human being so long as he does not know him well enough to judge him; and that he does not, the craving he feels is evidence. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is uttered is finished and done with. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death. Quote Right
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Quote Left A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. Quote Right
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Quote Left I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something I don't know where I would be without it. Quote Right
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