Stefan Zweig Quotes (98 quotes)
“In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour.”
Decisive Moments in History [German: Sternstunden der Menschheit] (1927)
“Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away. A work of art can be forgotten by time; it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental will always prevail over the ephemeral.”
In German: "Aber nie lässt sich die eingeborene Kraft eines Werkes auf die Dauer verbergen oder verschließen. Ein Kunstwerk kann vergessen werden von der Zeit, es kann verboten werden und versargt, immer aber erzwingt sich das Elementare den Sieg über das Ephemere" - Decisive Moments in History [Sternstunden der Menschheit] (1927)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsStefan Zweig
Born: November 28, 1881
Died: February 22, 1942 (aged 60)
Bio: Stefan Zweig was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most famous writers in the world.
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