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.
Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictions word, preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
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.
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