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Quotations From FRANZ GRILLPARZER


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  • Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Phaon, in Sappho, act 2, sc. 5 (1819).

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  • Drive the women from the bed just as you drove them from the choir; a eunuch sings in Rome, and the priests masturbate.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "On the Decree Prohibiting Women to Sing in Church," Poems (1827).

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  • Chance arrives unannounced. It emerges, and when it leaves, we are lucky if the changes it has produced are only external.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Libussa, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).
  • Who could deny that our Austria is richer than any other country? As the saying goes: "We have money like manure."
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Paper Money," Poems (1851).

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  • Do you think that it is possible to have a mere taste of commonness? Either one hates it or makes common cause with it.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Literature of the Mob," Poems (1835).
  • Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Into the Album of Two Adorable Cousins in Villach," Poems (1819).

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  • In order to succeed in a profession, a person not only needs to have its good, but also its bad qualities. The former are the spirit, the latter is the body of the job.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1838).
  • Trying to conceal a crime is like burying a seed in the ground.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).
  • You even called me stupid in your verse, and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved, you are quite an expert, friend.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1833).

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  • The military and the clergy cause us much annoyance; the clergy and the military, they empty our wallets and rob our intelligence.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1859).

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