Quotation by Friedrich Von Schlegel

The life of the artist should be distinguished from that of all other people, even in external habits. They are Brahmins, a higher caste, not ennobled by birth, however, but by deliberate self-initiation.
Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772–1829), German philosopher. Idea 146 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).
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