"The Freudian theory is one of the most important foundation stones for an edifice to be built by future generations, the dwelling of a freer and wiser humanity."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Thomas Mann on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Thomas Mann on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Thomas Mann on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Thomas Mann on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Thomas Mann on William Shakespeare
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."