Hermann Broch


Hermann Broch Quotes

  • ''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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  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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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