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Heinrich: "You take souls for vegetables.... The gardener can decide what will become of his carrots but no one can choose the goo ...
(Heinrich von) Kleist would not be a Prussian if his first thought would not have been orderliness ... and he would not be a Germa ...
Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals.
After all, poets shouldn't be their own interpreters and shouldn't carefully dissect their poems into everyday prose; that would m ...
If the artist is not also a craftsman, the artist is nothing, but calamity: most of our artists are nothing but craftsmen.
A leaf that is supposed to grow is full of wrinkles and creases before it develops; if one doesn't have the patience and wants the ...
Oh what lies lurk in kisses!
The foolish race of mankind
Are swarming below in the night;
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
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