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Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you. ---->>>

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain. ---->>>

How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky. ---->>>

It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass. ---->>>

Boys should not play with weapons more dangerous than they understand. ---->>>

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully? ---->>>

It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction. ---->>>

Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles. ---->>>


Born: January 24, 1776
Die: June 25, 1822
Occupation: Critic

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (commonly abbreviated as E. T. A. Hoffmann; born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann; 24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822) was a Prussian Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffmann appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero (wikipedia)