Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Radetzky March


“That was how things were back then. Anything that grew took its time growing, and anything that perished took a long time to be forgotten. But everything that had once existed left its traces, and people lived on memories just as they now live on the ability to forget quickly and emphatically.”

“There is a fear of voluptuousness that is itself voluptuous, just as a certain fear of death can itself be deadly.”


“Morning birdsong filled the room. For all his high opinion of birds, privileged among God's creatures, still, deep in his heart, the Emperor did not trust them, just as he did not trust artists.”

Joseph Roth

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