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Quotation by Franz Grillparzer
Genius resembles a bell; in order to ring it must be suspended into pure air, and when a foreign body touches it, its joyful tone is silenced.
Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1809).
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