Thomas Mann Quotes

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them

Thomas Mann

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected-in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement,that this was for life.

Thomas Mann

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected-in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Thomas Mann

Thoughts come clearly while one walks.

Thomas Mann

People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives

Thomas Mann

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.

Thomas Mann

Paradox is the poisonous flower of quietism, the iridescent surface of the rotting mind, the greatest depravity of all.

Thomas Mann

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

Thomas Mann

What we call mourning for our dead is perhaps not so much grief at not being able to call them back; as it is grief at not being able to want to do so

Thomas Mann

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.

Thomas Mann

Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state

Thomas Mann

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