For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)
Source: The Magic Mountain ch4 pg 159
Contributed by: Monk
...Art is the spirit in matter, the natural instinct toward humanization, that is, toward the spiritualization of life.
Contributed by: sean
What a glorious gift is imagination, and what satisfaction it affords!
Source: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Contributed by: ingebrita
For the sake of goodness and love, Man shall let Death have No sovereignty over his thoughts.
Source: Magic Mountain
Contributed by: Zaady
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.
Source: Essay on Freud. 1937.
I tell them that if they will occupy themselves with the study of mathematics they will find in it the best remedy against the lusts of the flesh.
Source: The Magic Mountain. 1927.
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