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Franz Grillparzer Quotes and Sayings

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When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside,
and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
- Franz Grillparzer

Without a notion of the transcendental,
human beings would, indeed, be animals;
however,
only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
- Franz Grillparzer

You even called me stupid in your verse,
and I'm almost agreeing, for where stupidity is involved,
you are quite an expert, friend.
- Franz Grillparzer

Before passing different laws for different people,
I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
- Franz Grillparzer

 

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning,
but wisdom is like the sun.
- Franz Grillparzer

Drink and be thankful to the host!
What seems insignificant when you have it,
is important when you need it.
- Franz Grillparzer

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem;
freedom requires guns,
it requires arms, but no feet.
- Franz Grillparzer

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To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause,
find out if he abides criticism.
- Franz Grillparzer

This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing
is clear but the arrogance of quest.
I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
- Franz Grillparzer

Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far,
and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
- Franz Grillparzer

Ideas are not thoughts; the thought respects the boundaries
that the idea ignores thereby failing to realize itself.
- Franz Grillparzer

It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single
one of them dares to expose his true character.
Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
- Franz Grillparzer

Poetry, it is often said and loudly so,
is life's true mirror.
But a monkey looking into a work of literature looks in vain for Socrates.
- Franz Grillparzer

There shall be no slave in your home,
male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
- Franz Grillparzer

If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky,
they would all seem too short.
- Franz Grillparzer

Although your knowledge is weak and small,
you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
- Franz Grillparzer

No shortcomings of other people cause us to be more
intolerant than those which are caricatures of our own.
- Franz Grillparzer

Mankind is getting smarter every day.
Actually, it only seems so.
At least we are making progress.
We're progressing, to be sure, ever more deeply into the forest.
- Franz Grillparzer

No one will stop to help you when you are in need,
but everyone forces opinions upon you that you do not require.
- Franz Grillparzer

I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval
with which nature marked a woman's candid brow.
- Franz Grillparzer

Whoever places his trust into a system will soon be without a home.
While you are building your third story,
the two lower ones have already been dismantled.
- Franz Grillparzer

The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon,
the partly educated person the rule,
and the educated person the exception.
- Franz Grillparzer

Prose talks and poetry sings.
- Franz Grillparzer

Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
- Franz Grillparzer

The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are
not crowded by original ideas.
- Franz Grillparzer

If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master,
we may and even will often be correct;
if we believe,
however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken,
we are in danger of missing his entire concept.
- Franz Grillparzer

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic
judgments is the fact that the latter,
generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what
meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer

Science and art, or by the same token,
poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion.
The purpose of the journey is its goal,
the purpose of an excursion is the process.
- Franz Grillparzer

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
- Don DeLillo

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

I'm married to the theater but my mistress is the films.
- Oskar Werner

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

We can guess that the unacceptable conduct of the soldiers
at Abu Ghraib resulted in part from the dangerous state
of affairs on the ground in a theater of war.
- John Yoo

God help us if we ever take the theater out of the
auction business or anything else.
It would be an awfully boring world.
- A. Alfred Taubman

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

All good performance pieces have some philosophical validity.
That's the difference between mere theater and performance art.
- Jack Bowman

There's such a thing as theater discipline.
One player doesn't appropriate another's inventions.
- Ethel Merman

I started a theater called Steppenwolf.
We've been very supportive of the veterans there.
- Gary Sinise

In the theater, it's about taking time in a musical segment,
a pause in a musical way and then moving on.
- Marcia Gay Harden

I had never done any theater in high school,
which actually worked to my benefit.
I didn't develop any bad habits.
- David James Elliott

I was a ballet dancer and that kind of bled into musical theater.
I was constantly in rehearsal for one thing or another.
- Jennifer Garner

I jump at any chance to go back into theater.
- Taye Diggs

I directed a piece of theater in Italy.
We took nine fables from the town and we created a play.
- Vincent Schiavelli

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

We used to play in a theater club in London called The King's Head.
When the theater let nut, around 10:00 P.M.,
we'd be ready to go and really get it on for about an hour or so.
- Mark Knopfler

I'm very resistant to most forms of theater.
- Steven Berkoff

I think movies are a director's medium in the end.
Theater is the actor's medium.
Theater is fast, and enjoyable, and truly rewarding.
I believe in great live performance.
- Sam Mendes

Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater.
- Michael Tippett

As soon as I read that, it clicked: that's my theater of war.
It was exciting to think that I could write about World
War Two from a totally new place.
- Michael Chabon

The theater is magical and addictive.
- Angela Lansbury

Music, art, theater.
I'm just a big fan of beauty.
- Jerry Hall

The theater is the only branch of art much cared for by people of wealth;
like canasta,
it does away with the brother of talk after dinner.
- Mary McCarthy

The Lord Chamberlin was censoring scripts when I first came into the theater.
- Judi Dench

I spent 10 years in New York doing theater.
- Kristen Johnston

I really miss the rehearsal process of theater.
- Kurtwood Smith

When I was about seven, I started touring the globe
as part of New York's La MaMa theater company -
without my parents!
- Diane Lane

And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son,
who's a very successful theater designer.
- Robert MacNeil

When you go to the theater, if you're really involved in the play,
you don't think about it - you're in it.
- William Kraft

People who are interested in the arts and theater are such a minority.
- Carol Kane

Socrates didn't care to visit the theater,
as a rule, except when the plays of Euripides (which some think,
he himself had helped to compose), were performed.
- Moses Mendelssohn

We thought it would be great to see if you could put
pop music back into musical theater.
- Neil Tennant

The difference - the fundamental difference between
theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
- James Lipton

No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that
this was what I was supposed to be doing.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

All of the generations go to what is chic for them,
and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
- Estelle Parsons

I love theater.
- Kristin Davis

I've always loved film more than theater.
- Laura Dern

Kids now are so used to surround sound and the power in theater speakers,
that the concert hall is a disappointment to them.
- David Ogden Stiers

There was no professional theater in Cork,
but still I did a lot of performing.
- Fiona Shaw

I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but
I still live in London and I'd love to do theater.
- Brenda Blethyn

They would have been very let down if they had to leave
the theater and he had missed.
He would feel badly.
Everyone would feel badly.
But he never let them down.
- James Randi

If an American audience is given a serious musical
theater piece that is well produced,
dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted,
they'll respond to it.
- Carlisle Floyd


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