Arthur Schnitzler Quotes

Who was Arthur Schnitzler?

Arthur Schnitzler was an Austrian controversial author known for Traumnovelle (Dream Story) which was the basis for the 1999 film 'Eyes Wide Shut' by Stanley Kubrick.

Born May 15, 1862
Died October 21, 1931
Aged 69 years old

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Best Quotes by Arthur Schnitzler

“I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?”

“Oh, we do not understand death, we never understand it; creatures are only truly dead when everyone else has died who knew them.”

“There are all kinds of flight from responsibility. There is a flight into death, a flight into sickness, and finally a flight into stupidity.”

Traumnovelle Quotes

“Am I sure? Only as sure as I am that the reality of one night, let alone that of a whole lifetime, can ever be the whole truth.”


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