Heinrich Heine Quotes (151 quotes)
As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 343
Aus Meinen Grossen Schmerzen (Out of My Great Woe), st. 1
“Money bequeathed to my wife on the express condition that she remarry. I want at least one person to be truly bereaved by my death.”
Testamentary Will of Heinrich Heine (1856)
“At first I was almost about to despair, I thought I never could bear it — but I did I bear it. The question remains: how?”
An Karl von U.
Ideas: The Book Le Grand (1826)
English Fragments (1828), Ch. 2 : London
“Christianity is an idea, and as such is indestructible and immortal, like every idea.”
History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany, Vol. I (1834)
Letter to Julius Campe (March 18, 1840)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHeinrich Heine
Born: December 13, 1797
Died: February 17, 1856 (aged 58)
Occupation: Poet, essayist, journalist
Bio: Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. He is best known outside Germany for his early lyric poetry, which was set to music in the form of Lieder by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose is distinguished by its satirical wit and irony.
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“Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.”