Stefan Zweig

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The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig
The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig
Fiction, Literary Fiction
384 Pages
The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
Fiction, Literary Fiction
720 Pages
Journeys
Journeys
Non-Fiction, Travel: Europe
128 Pages
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
Non-Fiction, Biography
448 Pages
Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette
Non-Fiction, Biography
592 Pages
Montaigne
Montaigne
Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir
160 Pages

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    “All I know is that I shall be alone again. There is nothing more terrible than to be alone among human beings.”
    #loneliness
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    “There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart's impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another's unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one's own soul agains the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one at counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very limit of its strength and even beyond.”
    #compassionityaf#pity
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    “Shaken to the depths of your soul, you know that day and night someone is waiting for you, thinking of you, longing and sighing for you - a woman, a stranger. She wants, she demands, she desires you with every fiber of her being, with her body, with her blood. She wants your hands, your hair, your lips, your night and your day, your emotions, your senses, and all your thought and dreams. She wants to share everything with you, to take everything from you, and to draw it in with her breath. Henceforth, day and night, whether you are awake or asleep, there is somewhere in the world a being who is feverish and wakeful and who waits for you, and you are the centre of her waking and her dreaming. It is in vain that you try not to think of her, of her who thinks always of you, in vain that you seek to escape, for you no longer dwell in yourself, but in her. Of a sudden a stranger bears your image within her as though she were a moving mirror - no, not a mirror, for that merely drinks in your image when you offer yourself willingly to it, whereas she, the woman, this stranger who loves you, she has absorbed you into her very blood.”
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    “Yeryüzünde hiçbir şey insana hiçlik kadar baskı yapamaz”
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    “We live through myriads of seconds, yet it is always one, just one, that casts our entire inner world into turmoil, the second when (as Stendhal has described it) the internal inflorescence, already steeped in every kind of fluid, condenses and crystallizes—a magical second, like the moment of generation, and like that moment concealed in the warm interior of the individual life, invisible, untouchable, beyond the reach of feeling, a secret experienced alone. No algebra of the mind can calculate it, no alchemy of premonition divine it, and it can seldom perceive itself.”
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