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Franz Grillparzer
By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Nothing genuinely historical was ever lost in this country. For this reason we have two ruling parties: villains and fools.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Eifersucht ist eine Leidenschaft, Die mit Eifer sucht, was Leiden schafft. (Jealousy is a grievous passion that jealously seeks what causes grief.)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Man lives two lives, woe, were it otherwise! One is seized by death, the other one, his honor, remains.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Beauty satisfies the senses completely and at the same time uplifts the soul. That which gratifies the senses is pleasant, and that which uplifts the soul without being sensual in the least is good, true, right, anything you like, but not beautiful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

A flutist who is moved to tears by his own performance will soon make the listeners laugh because of the sounds that he produces.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Two soldiers and a villain are enough to blow up the rights of the citizens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The way in which modern German poetry follows theories reminds me of pupils who, scolded by their teacher for their insubordination, justify themselves by saying that they invented new rules of propriety according to which they are quite well- behaved.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Why I love the ancients so much? Aside from everything else, when I read them, the entire past between them and me unfolds at thesame time. The hearts of how many heroes and poets may have been set on fire by Plutarch's biographies which now inspire me with their own and with borrowed flames!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The courts used to be, fair and square, the avengers of secular crimes; but nowadays they demand respect even for the criminal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Since people no longer attend church, theater remains as the only public service, and literature as the only private devotion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

It is not a matter of desire, but of coercion and duty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Praised be the good willing women who understand and take part in the fun--the body is an exacting beater, and even the heart is made of flesh.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

You say I'm small? I certainly can relate, although it is a matter of perspective. The distance is deceptive, my friend, you standtoo low.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Erroneous views and presumptuousness send a talent to the insane asylum.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Es binden Sklavenfesseln nur die H a« nde, Der Sinn, er macht den Freien und den Knecht. The chains of slavery can only bind the hands. The mind makes us either free or enslaved.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Profundity easily turns into dullness and astuteness deteriorates into wit. Be guided by natural common sense and it will accommodate great and small.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Only by himself, with one acre and a house, will a dunce be a dunce. Once he manages to gain power, he'll turn into a scoundrel.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The real genres: good and bad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

A cure by regression is homeopathic, like healing the damage done by ministers and ignorance with stupidity and Jesuits.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The art of acting presupposes three phases: understanding a part, intuiting a part, and contemplating the essence of a part.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

History is the zoology of the human race.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Gold schenkt die Eitelkeit, der rauhe Stolz, Die Freundschaft und die Liebe schenken Blumen. Gold is the gift of vanityand pride, Friendship and love offer flowers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Do hurry and proclaim the concordat. Then castrate yourselves to keep from sinning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Do not push so fast ahead, do slow down a bit! Otherwise you won't catch up with yourselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Today is, after all, today, but yesterday is of the same substance as tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Women, children, Tyroleans and preachers want to create a new kingdom of God, but the God of their kingdom looks like women, children, preachers, and Tyrolians.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Mankind is getting smarter every day. Actually, it only seems so. At least we are making progress. We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

If human beings are immortal, so are animals. If matter has the ability to remember, it also has the ability to think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Disregard for the consequences and for right and wrong nowadays passes as energy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Grief, first take on shape! what is shapeless causes fear and torment but when the enemy materializes, half the victory is won.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

It is the emotions to which one objects in Germany most of all.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Piety is the fermentation of the forming mind and the putrefaction of the disintegrating one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The cradle of the future is the grave of the past.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Why do comparisons of words and tone poems (poetry and music) never take into consideration that the word is a mere signifier, but that the sound, aside from being a signifier, is also an object?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The plot! The plot! What kind of plot could a poet possibly provide that is not surpassed by the thinking, feeling reader? Form alone is divine.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

German radicalism: freedom-masturbation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

As far as the arts and the sciences are concerned, the German mind appreciates most highly that which it does not understand of the latter, and that which it does not enjoy of the former.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Whoever considers morality the main objective of human existence, seems to me like a person who defines the purpose of a clock asnot going wrong. The first objective for a clock, is, however, that it does run; not going wrong is an additional regulative function. If not a watch's greatest accomplishment were not going wrong, unwound watches might be the best.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but he should be their apex.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination--it would turn into a masterpiece.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

Critics are reprimanded when they get sarcastic. How absurd! Is the torch of criticism supposed to shine without burning?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

The ramparts of Vienna are crumbling into the sand; no one wants to live so confined, however, the entire country is already surrounded by a Chinese wall!