Lion Feuchtwanger

Lion Feuchtwanger

German novelist and playwright
Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
There's only a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, but there's no road leading from the ridiculous to the sublime.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:17]
I should add that it is open to debate whether what we call the writing of history these days is truly scientific.More Lion Feuchtwanger quotes [08/23/2011 01:08:06]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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