Music as Autobiography- Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch
4.1Unpublished Aphorisms of the Young Berg
About the “Consequences of Weakness”
Hours of weakness are often followed by days of weakness.
(Quotation Collection no. 50)
The Eternal Feminine strips us down.
(Quotation Collection no. 213; take-off on the end of Goethe’s Faust)
We spoke of the stars – of the great longing – of weltschmerz –. How did that come about?: She felt elevated by the prospect of distant worlds – I felt humbled – insignificantly small! – And she said: “Because he who feels greatness is great himself –” July 1903
(Quotation Collection no. 215)
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