Quotations by Author

Franz Grillparzer

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.

Prose talks and poetry sings.

The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon, the partly educated person the rule, and the educated person the exception.

There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.

Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.

You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.