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German author (1871-1914)

A poet must have died as a man before he is worth anything as a poet.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, American Flint, vol. 59

If I did not love what is present, if I could not cling to this enormous, safe parachute, I would long since have fallen into the abyss.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

I have only one real and true enemy on earth, and that is myself.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, An Evolution in Aphorisms

The clouds deserve perhaps a special tribute, as the only visible barrier that separates man from infinite space, as the gracious curtain on the open fourth wall of the earthly stage.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

The tall pines speak: we are not sad, not happy, we are secure.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

The pitcher of nothingness from which all artists draw.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

O deep love that inspires me to do anything.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

For me, there is only one means of ensuring that I do not lose respect for myself: constant criticism.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, An Evolution in Aphorisms

Who knows if the idea does not make a very tiny noise like the finest instruments and empirically unravel (by comparison and experiment) what would be.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

In every work of art, the artist himself is present.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

My method is to find a word with a gesture.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, An Evolution in Aphorisms

There is something pathetic about a poet without love. What use are May and nightingales and moonlit nights? A sad state of affairs.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

A true artist never portrays to please, but to show.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

My only prayer is deepening. By it alone I can again reach God. Depression! Depression!

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

My heart seems to me today like a gingerbread heart, which has been lying in the rain.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, An Evolution in Aphorisms

Nature knows no colors, only colorful transitions.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, An Evolution in Aphorisms

One should not be mislead by my irony. My irony is naive as my pathos. I can express incredible irony, without a trace of emotion ... frivolous, perhaps I wrote it with the most serious face.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

The self-esteem of a cat is extraordinary.

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels

I can not bear unexplained circumstances. Why can't people be open with each other? Clean air between us!

CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN, Levels


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