Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig

Austrian writer
One only makes books in order to keep in touch with one's fellows after one has ceased to breath, and thus to defend oneself against the inexorable fate of all that lives - transitoriness and oblivion.More Stefan Zweig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only ambition is fired by the coincidences of success and easy accomplishment but nothing is quite as splendidly uplifting to the heart as the defeat of a human being who battles against the invincible superiority of fate. This is always the most grandiose of all tragedies, one sometimes created by a dramatist but created thousands of times by life.More Stefan Zweig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Human life is so strangely constituted that even perfected intellectual understanding combined with the richest experience is incapable of conquering innate weaknesses. Even if it thoroughly analyzes itself, psychology (and this is one of the dubious aspects of psychoanalysis) can, to be sure, recognize its flawed native characteristics, but it cannot eliminate them. Understanding (them) is not the same as overcoming (them) and, again and again, we see the wisest of human beings helpless in the fact of their small follMore Stefan Zweig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For this quiet, unprepossessing, passive man who has no garden in front of his subsidised flat, books are like flowers. He loves to line them up on the shelf in multicoloured rows: he watches over each of them with an old-fashioned gardener's delight, holds them like fragile objects in his thin, bloodless hands.More Stefan Zweig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dostoevsky was the first to reveal to us this teeming multiplicity of emotions, this complexity of our spiritual universe.More Stefan Zweig quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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