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Quotes By Thomas Mann

Nationality
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DOB
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6-06-1875
DOD
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12-08-1955

Writer Thomas Mann was born on 6th June 1875 AD. A German citizen, Thomas Mann was born in Germany. He was also called Paul Thomas Mann. Paul Thomas Mann was 80 years old when he died on 12th August 1955 AD. In his life Paul Thomas Mann was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Nothing is stranger or more ticklish than a relationship between people who know each other only by sight, who meet and observe each other daily - no hourly - and are nevertheless compelled to keep up the pose of an indifferent stranger, neither greeting nor addressing each other, whether out of etiquette or their own whim.

- Death in Venice , Thomas Mann

It is remarkable how a man cannot summarize his thoughts in even the most general sort of way without betraying himself completely, without putting his whole self into it, quite unawares, presenting as if in allegory the basic themes and problems of his life.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

I know I am talking nonsense, but I′d rather go rambling on, and partly expressing something I find it difficult to express, than to keep on transmitting faultless platitudes.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.

- 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

Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

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.

- Death in Venice and Other Tales , Thomas Mann

It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

In books we never find anything but ourselves. Strangely enough, that always gives us great pleasure, and we say the author is a genius.

- Thomas Mann

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. They are sluggish, yet more wayward, and never without a melancholy tinge. Sights and impressions which others brush aside with a glance, a light comment, a smile, occupy him more than their due; they sink silently in, they take on meaning, they become experience, emotion, adventure. 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.

- Death in Venice and Other Tales , Thomas Mann

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

- Essays of Three Decades , Thomas Mann

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

Nothing is more curious and awkward than the relationship of two people who only know each other with their eyes — who meet and observe each other daily, even hourly and who keep up the impression of disinterest either because of morals or because of a mental abnormality. Between them there is listlessness and pent-up curiosity, the hysteria of an unsatisfied, unnaturally suppressed need for communion and also a kind of tense respect. Because man loves and honors man as long as he is not able to judge him, and desire is a product of lacking knowledge.

- Death in Venice and Other Tales , Thomas Mann

Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportianate, the absurd and the forbidden.

- Death in Venice and Other Tales , Thomas Mann

No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

- Thomas Mann

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

- This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of One Hundred Thoughtful Men and Women , Thomas Mann

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

- Thomas Mann

There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

Art is the funnel, as it were, through which spirit is poured into life.

- Thomas Mann

He probably was mediocre after all, though in a very honorable sense of that word.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.

- Thomas Mann

A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.

- Thomas Mann

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

- Thomas Mann

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

- Thomas Mann

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

- Thomas Mann

Democracy is timelessly human, and timelessness always implies a certain amount of potential youthfulness.

- Thomas Mann

Disease makes men more physical, it leaves them nothing but body.

- Thomas Mann

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.

- Thomas Mann

Everything is politics.

- Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.

- Thomas Mann

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.

- The Magic Mountain , Thomas Mann

Has the world ever been changed by anything save the thought and its magic vehicle the Word?

- Thomas Mann

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

- Thomas Mann

I love and reverence the Word, the bearer of the spirit, the tool and gleaming ploughshare of progress.

- Thomas Mann

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