Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm Hoffmann

Quotes

11 November 2014
Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you.
11 November 2014
Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand.
11 November 2014
Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
11 November 2014
Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles....
11 November 2014
Human beings ought not to draw in their antennae at every ungentle touch, like supersensitive insects.
11 November 2014
It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
11 November 2014
It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
11 November 2014
How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
11 November 2014
Every year lays more earth upon us, which weighs us down from aerial regions, till we go under the earth at last.
11 November 2014
Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?

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