Thomas Mann Quote

The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man; his thoughts are weightier, stranger, and never without a tinge of sadness. Images and perceptions which might otherwise be easily dispelled by a glance, a laugh, an exchange of comments, concern him unduly, they sink into mute depths, take on significance, become experiences, adventures, emotions.


Death in Venice and Other Stories (ed. Bantam Classics, 2008) - ISBN: 9780553905755

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The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man;...

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The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man;...

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The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man;...

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The observations and encounters of a devotee of solitude and silence are at once less distinct and more penetrating than those of the sociable man;...