Quotation by Novalis

The normal present connects the past and the future through limitation. Contiguity results, crystallization by means of solidification. There also exists, however, a spiritual present that identifies past and future through dissolution, and this mixture is the element, the atmosphere of the poet.
Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801), German novelist, philosopher, poet. Blüthenstaub (Pollen), fragment no. 109 (1798).
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