Thomas Mann quotes

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Why does almost everything seem to me like its own parody? Why must I think that almost all, no, all the methods and conventions o ...
The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivab ...
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
This fantastic state of mind, of a humanity that has outrun its ideas, is matched by a political scene in the grotesque style, wit ...
That swamp of impropriety ... in ... which two civilized beings will behave like cannibals.
Gustav Aschenbach was the writer who spoke for all those who work on the brink of exhaustion, who labor and are heavy-laden, who a ...
The writer's joy is the thought that can become emotion, the emotion that can wholly become a thought.
Never had he felt the joy of the word more sweetly, never had he known so clearly that Eros dwells in language.
Hidden away amongst Aschenbach's writing was a passage directly asserting that nearly all the great things that exist owe their ex ...
How else is the famous short story 'A study in Abjection' to be understood but as an outbreak of disgust against an age indecently ...
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