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“Je höher ein Mensch, desto mehr steht er unter dem Einfluss der Dämonen, und er muss nur immer aufpassen, dass sein leitender Wille nicht auf Abwege gerate.”

— Johann  Wolfgang von Goethe

Daily Aphorism

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.’



"More light"

“Goethe’s final words: ‘More light.’ Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that’s been our unifying cry: ‘More light.’ Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon. Incandescent.

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A Clavigo full of hot air

I love Goethe. Goethe is the reason I learned German. That doesn’t mean his texts are sacred. (No texts are sacred.) But it does mean that I bought tickets to  852 altre parole


Daily Aphorism

‘Skilled verse is the art of a profound sceptic.’ 

by Valery

Faber’s Book of Aphorisms by W.H Auden & Louis


    “Whatever you dream you can do, or think you can do — begin it, for boldness has genius and power and magic within it.” These words were spoken by Goethe centuries ago, but many wise people have lived by this philosophy, and I have found it to be true.

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