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    Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    It is true that writers often owe their most inspired thoughts, their most extraordinary phrases, to their generous typesetters, who assist their flights of fancy with so-called typographical errors.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    When Philosophy with its abstractions paints grey in grey, the freshness and life of youth has gone, the reconciliation is not a reconciliation in the actual, but in the ideal world.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    The foot of the heavenly ladder, which we have got to mount in order to reach the higher regions, has to be fixed firmly in every-day life, so that everybody may be able to climb up it along with us. When people then find that they have got climbed up higher and higher into a marvelous, magical world, they will feel that that realm, too, belongs to their ordinary, every-day life, and is, merely, the wonderful and most glorious part thereof.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)