6+ quotes from The Angel of the West Window by Gustav Meyrink

Quotes from The Angel of the West Window

Gustav Meyrink ·  528 pages

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“Nothing essential happens through death, only through birth and that is the whole trouble - But shouldn't we be speaking of something more important than life and death?”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


“Una volta ho letto, non ricordo più dove, che agli oggetti antichi può legarsi una maledizione, uno scongiuro, un incantesimo, i quali poi vanno a colpire chi si mette in casa e custodisce simili chincaglierie. Sai forse che cosa inneschi, quando richiami con un fischio un cane randagio che ti viene incontro durante una passeggiata serale? Per compassione lo porti al caldo, nella tua stanza, ed ecco che, all'improvviso, dal suo pelo nero fa capolino il diavolo.
Io, pronipote di John Dee, sto forse vivendo ciò che accadde un tempo al dottor Faust?”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


“Мы, люди, не знаем, кто мы есть. Самих себя мы привыкли воспринимать в определенной «упаковке», той, которая ежедневно смотрит на нас из зеркала и которую нам угодно называть своим Я. О, нас нисколько не беспокоит то, что нам знакома лишь обёртка пакета со стандартными надписями: отправитель — родители, адресат — могила; бандероль из неизвестности в неизвестность, снабженная различными почтовыми штемпелями — «ценная» или… ну, это уж как решит наше тщеславие.”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


“Проклятый страх! С каждым днем его хватка всё крепче. Воистину, будь человек абсолютно свободен от страха — и прежде всего от внутреннего, который изначально таится в нем, — думаю, он бы действительно стал венцом творения и сама преисподняя подчинилась ему.”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


“Все мы рабы своих мыслей, но никак не творцы их!”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


“Posso dire soltanto che vi sono enti così spaventosi che il solo vederli basta a raggelare il sangue. Ma chi mi comprenderà se ora affermo che ben più terrificante è la loro invisibile vicinanza?”
― Gustav Meyrink, quote from The Angel of the West Window


About the author

Gustav Meyrink
Born place: in Vienna, Austria
Born date January 19, 1868
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