Quotations From FRANZ GRILLPARZER

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  • Perhaps the most embarrassing experience is being caught at a lie by a simpleton who sneers at our asinine cleverness.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811).
  • Disregard for the consequences and for right and wrong nowadays passes as energy.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1852).
  • 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.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1836).

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  • A person who looks different all the time frightens me. Only one animal changes its skin: the snake.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1857).

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  • If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1854).

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  • The thing that pleases is not always good and, helas, the good thing does not always please.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1869).
  • A wise man can and should stand above his times, not so the poet, but he should be their apex.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1819).
  • Drink and be thankful to the host! What seems insignificant when you have it, is important when you need it.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1845).
  • Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1838).
  • German diligence is actually endurance.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1856).
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