Settembrini Famous Quotes & Sayings

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3 Settembrini Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Settembrini Sayings By Thomas Mann: You Christians studied them," Settembrini exclaimed, "studied the classical poets and philosophers until you broke You Christians studied them," Settembrini exclaimed, "studied the classical poets and philosophers until you broke out in a sweat, attempted to make their precious heritage your own, just as you used the stones of their ancient edifices for your meeting houses. Because you were well aware that no new art could come from your own proletarian souls and hoped to defeat antiquity with its own weapon. And so it will be again, so it will always be. And you with your crude visions of a new morning will likewise have to be taught by those whom - so at least you would like to persuade yourselves, and others - you despise. For without education you cannot prevail before humanity, and there is only one kind of education - you call it bourgeois, but in fact it is human. — Thomas Mann
Settembrini Sayings By Thomas Mann: You have never spent any time in theatrical circles, have you? So you do not You have never spent any time in theatrical circles, have you? So you do not know those thespian faces that can embody the features of a Julius Caesar, a Goethe and a Beethoven all in one, but whose owners, the moment they open their mouths, prove to be the most miserable ninnies under the sun. — Thomas Mann
Settembrini Sayings By Thomas Mann: Yes, like watching someone flog a dead horse into obedience, Settembrini scoffed; to which Naphta Yes, like watching someone flog a dead horse into obedience, Settembrini scoffed; to which Naphta replied that since for our sin God had visited our bodies with the gruesome ignominy of rot and decay, there was no indignity in the same body's receiving an occasional beating - which immediately brought them to the topic of cremation. — Thomas Mann