Edvard Munch Quote

When I write these notes, it is not to describe my own life. I am writing a study of the soul as I observe myself closely and use myself as an anatomical testing-ground. It would therefore be wrong to look on these notes as confessions. I have chosen – in accordance with Søren Kierkegaard – to split the work into two parts; the painter and his distraught friend the poet. Just as Leonarda da Vinci studied the recesses of the body and dissected human cadavers, I try from self-scrutiny to dissect what is the universal in the soul.


In: The Mad Poet's Diary, T 2734

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When I write these notes, it is not to describe my own life. I am writing a study of the soul as I observe myself closely and use myself as an...

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When I write these notes, it is not to describe my own life. I am writing a study of the soul as I observe myself closely and use myself as an...

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When I write these notes, it is not to describe my own life. I am writing a study of the soul as I observe myself closely and use myself as an...

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When I write these notes, it is not to describe my own life. I am writing a study of the soul as I observe myself closely and use myself as an...