Lion Feuchtwanger

Lion Feuchtwanger

German novelist and playwright
What is a historian, anyway? It is someone who uses facts to record the development of humanity.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:23]
Like the philosopher, the author views his task as one of establishing a clear connection between life and history, and of making the past bear fruit for the present and future.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:12]
Both the historian and the novelist view history as the struggle of a tiny minority, able and determined to make judgments, which is up against a vast and densely packed majority of the blind, who are led by their instincts and unable to think for themselves.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:38]
From depicting the past, so goes the suspicion, it is a short step to glorifying the past.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:51]
An author who sets about to depict events of the past that have run their course is suspected of wishing to avoid the problems of the present day, of being, in other words, a reactionary.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:26]

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