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Franz Grillparzer

FRANZ GRILLPARZER
(1791-1872)

Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer
Playwright, Poet, Story Writer, Diarist, Literary Critic, Essayist, Political Philosopher
Active 1808-1871 in Austria, Continental Europe


At certain times, men regard poetry merely as a bright flame, but to women it was, and always will be, a warm fire.

Franz Grillparzer
"Album Leaf", Poems (1830)

The spirit of poetry combines the profundity of the philosopher and the child's delight in bright pictures.

Franz Grillparzer
Notebooks and Diaries (1837-1838)