Quotation by E.T.A.W. Hoffmann

Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles....
E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann (1776–1822), German author, composer. "The Life and Opinions of Kater Murr," Selected Writings, vol. 2, p. 59, ed. and trans. by Leonard J. Kent and Elizabeth C. Knight, University of Chicago Press (1969).

The novel's romantic hero, Johannes Kreisler, to his erstwhile confidante, Councilloress Benzon, about the appropriateness of his last name, which means "circler" in German.
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