Monday, June 24, 2019

THOMAS MANN from “Tonio Kröger”

If your heart is too full, if you are overpowered with the emotions of some sweet or exalted moment – nothing simpler! Go to the literary man, he will put it all straight for you instantly. He will analyze and formulate your affair, label it and express it and discuss it and polish it off, and make you indifferent to it for time and eternity – and not charge you a farthing. You will go home quite relieved, cooled off, enlightened; and wonder what it was all about and why you were so mightily moved. And will you seriously enter the lists in behalf of this vain and frigid charlatan.

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