Quotations From HERMANN BROCH

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  • 1.
    Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
    Hermann Broch (1886-1951), Austrian novelist. The Spell, foreword (1976, trans. 1987).

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  • 2.
    No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness.
    Hermann Broch (1886-1951), Austrian novelist. The Spell, ch. 2 (1976, trans. 1987).

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  • 3.
    What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises.... The people have always lived on hope alone.
    Hermann Broch (1886-1951), Austrian novelist. Mother Gisson, in The Spell, ch. 13 (1976, trans. 1987).

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  • 4.
    The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.
    Hermann Broch (1886-1951), Austrian novelist. The doctor, in The Spell, ch. 11 (1976, trans. 1987).

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