Quotation by Thomas Mann

The intellect longs for the delights of the non-intellect, that which is alive and beautiful dans sa stupidité.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull, Fischer (1954). Madame Houpflé, in Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, bk. 2, ch. 9, pp. 170-171, trans. by Denver Lindley, Vintage Books (1955).

A parodic reworking of the author's own early conflicts.
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