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Hermann Broch
(1886-1951) born on
Nov 01
German writer. He achieved wide recognition for his "multidimensional novels," with innovative literary techniques to present a wide range of human experience.
         
   
F
Were one merely to seek information, one should inquire of the man who hates, but if one wishes to know what truly is, one better ask the one who loves.

R
The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.
A
What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. . . . The people have always lived on hope alone.
N
While love ceaselessly strives toward that which lies at the hiddenmost center, hatred only perceives the topmost surface . . .
K
No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humaneness.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Spell," ch. 9, 1976; tr. 1987.
R: The doctor, in "The Spell," ch. 11, 1976; tr. 1987.
A: Mother Gisson, in "The Spell," ch. 13, 1976; tr. 1987.
N: "The Spell," ch. 9, 1976; tr. 1987.
K: "The Spell," ch. 2, 1976; tr. 1987.
   


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