Christian Otto Josef Wolfgang Morgenstern, 1871 - 1914
Born: 6 May 1871, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 31 March 1914, Meran, South Tyrol, Italy
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- Enthusiasm is the most beautiful word in the world. permalink
- Home is not where you live but where they understand you. permalink
- Humour is the contemplation of the finite from the point of view of the infinite. permalink
- If modern civilized man had to kill the animals he eats, the number of vegetarians would rise astronomically. permalink
- In every man there is a hidden child which is called the urge to create and he prefers as play things and serious things not the miniature ships, recreated in the minutest detail, but the walnutshell with a bird feather as mast and sail and a pebble as the captain. permalink
- It is one of the oddest things in the world that you can read a page or more and think of something utterly different. permalink
- Life is Nothingness's search for Something. permalink
- None of you knows what creativity means. To paint a picture, to write a poem? No! To recast one's whole age, to impose upon it the stamp of one's will, to fill it with beauty, to overwhelm it, to overpower it with one's spirit. permalink
- Often I am struck in amazement about a word: I suddenly realize that the complete arbitrariness of our language is but a part of the arbitrariness of our own world in general. permalink
- That which must not, can not be. permalink
- The first principle of child-rearing is to choose a good mother. permalink
- The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art, rather than being simply an admiring viewer. For this 'child in man' is the immortal creator within him. permalink
- To me, the term 'middle-class' connotes a safe, comfortable, middle-of-the road policy. Above all, our language is 'middle-class' in the middle of our road. To drive it to one side or the other or even off the road, is the noblest task of the future. permalink
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