100 Total Quotes

Thomas Mann Quotes

Thomas Mann
Space, like time, engenders forgetfulness; but it does so by setting us bodily free from our surroundings and giving us back our primitive, unattached state
Thomas Mann
#Giving

Thomas Mann
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
Thomas Mann
#German Writer

Thomas Mann
A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth.
Thomas Mann
#Truth #German Writer

Thomas Mann
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Thomas Mann
#Death #German Writer

Thomas Mann
There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
Thomas Mann
#German Writer #Gentlemen

Thomas Mann
Middle and working-class families continue to struggle with stagnant wages, high gas, health care and college expenses and bleaker prospects for good jobs.
Thomas Mann
#Class

Thomas Mann
Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate
Thomas Mann
#Fate

Thomas Mann
The problem will be finding floor time, especially in the Senate, where Supreme Court nominations, appropriations bills, (budget) reconciliation, and post-Katrina/Rita measures leave little time for anything else, ... Steroids are likely to carry over to next year.
Thomas Mann
#Senate

Thomas Mann
One must die to life in order to be utterly a creator
Thomas Mann
#Creativity

Thomas Mann
People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives
Thomas Mann
#Behavior

Thomas Mann
A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
Thomas Mann
#German Writer #Experiences

Thomas Mann
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
Thomas Mann
#Beauty #German Writer

Thomas Mann
Her foreign policy influence in 2005 was very impressive and constructive, in contrast to her time as National Security Council adviser [her role in the first term of the Bush administration]. She has charisma - that rock star appearance at the football game in Alabama was really something. Whether that makes her a viable candidate for the presidency is another matter entirely.
Thomas Mann
#Influence

Thomas Mann
He has been reluctant to share information with anyone, particularly the Congress and considers himself basically not bound by what others would see as normal requirements of transparency.
Thomas Mann
#Congress

Thomas Mann
I think the early signs are that it is succeeding in firming up his base. The tough anti-terrorism rhetoric and making an affirmative case for Iraq has helped stem the decline in support among Republicans. It remains to be seen if it can have an impact on Democrats and Independents in the long run, but he has clearly made a decision to return to the one issue that has bolstered his presidency from beginning: 9/11.
Thomas Mann
#Rhetoric

Thomas Mann
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
Thomas Mann
#Dogs

Thomas Mann
Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
Thomas Mann
#Family #German Writer

Thomas Mann
It's not a pretty sight up on Capitol Hill these days. It's unusual to get so many major events packed in a single week. Of course, that wasn't the plan.
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#Events

Thomas Mann
Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
Thomas Mann
#German Writer #Human

Thomas Mann
There's no way to turn this into something that works to his advantage.
Thomas Mann
#Advantage

Thomas Mann
It's amazing what a 38% job approval rating will do. Republicans are terrified that they're going to lose their majority.
Thomas Mann
#Approval

Thomas Mann
The State of the Union is one of those events that have symbolic importance for the country. It is an occasion of pomp and tradition. It involves a nationally televised audience. It is an opportunity for the president to try to shape the policy-making agenda, to influence public opinion.
Thomas Mann
#Country

Thomas Mann
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann
#German Writer