Thomas Mann Quotes


24 Thomas Mann quotes:



"There's no way to turn this into something that works to his advantage."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Advantage Quotes
"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."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes German Writer Quotes
"I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Admiration Quotes
"Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes
"The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivable encounters; it is surrounded by an atmosphere of the last canniness, presided over by a constraint for which I have no precise name; they simply cannot pass each other, their mutual embarrassment is frightful to behold."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes
"It's not a pretty sight up on Capitol Hill these days. It's unusual to get so many major events packed in a single week. Of course, that wasn't the plan."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"One must die to life in order to be utterly a creator"
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes
"Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate"
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Fate Quotes
"People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives"
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"He has been reluctant to share information with anyone, particularly the Congress and considers himself basically not bound by what others would see as normal requirements of transparency."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"Bush inherited a bitterly partisanship atmosphere in Washington but governed and campaigned in a fashion that greatly exacerbated it. He is now partly responsible for that tone, and nothing in his State of the Union speech leads me to believe it will change in the months before the November elections."
"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes German Writer Quotes
"Middle and working-class families continue to struggle with stagnant wages, high gas, health care and college expenses and bleaker prospects for good jobs."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Gentlemen Quotes German Writer Quotes
"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"
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Truth Quotes German Writer Quotes
"Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Family Quotes German Writer Quotes
"Her foreign policy influence in 2005 was very impressive and constructive, in contrast to her time as National Security Council adviser [her role in the first term of the Bush administration]. She has charisma - that rock star appearance at the football game in Alabama was really something. Whether that makes her a viable candidate for the presidency is another matter entirely."
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Influence Quotes
"Literature. . . is the union of suffering with the instinct for form."
"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"
Author: Mann Quotes Category: Grief Quotes



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