Novalis Quotes (76 quotes)
“Nature is an aeolian harp, a musical instrument whose tones are the re-echo of higher strings within us.”
Variant translation: "Nature is an eolian harp - she is a musical instrument whose tones in turn are the keys of higher strings in us" - Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia [Das Allgemeine Brouillion] (1799), No. 966
“The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap.”
Hymns and Thoughts on Religion [translated by W. Hastie], Thoughts on Religion, Part 1
Pollen and fragments: selected poetry and prose of Novalis (Phanes Press, 1989 edition), p. 82
“Nothing is more indispensable to true religiosity than a mediator that links us with divinity.”
Fragment No. 74 - Blüthenstaub (1798)
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Born: May 2, 1772
Died: March 25, 1801 (aged 28)
Occupation: Poet, mystic, philosopher
Bio: Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, an author and philosopher of early German Romanticism.