Thomas Mann Quotations

-Time cools. Time clarifies. No mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.

-Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact — it is silence which isolates.

-There is at bottom only one problem in the world and this is its name. How does one break through? How does one get into the open? How does one burst the cocoon and become a butterfly?

-No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
Thomas Mann