“‘For beauty, my Phædrus, beauty alone, is lovely and visible at once. For, mark you, it is the sole aspect of the spiritual which we can perceive through our senses, or bear so to perceive. Else what should become of us, if the divine, if reason and virtue and truth, were to speak to us through the senses?’”
-Thomas Mann, born this day in 1875.
Not this Thomas Mann:
|21-year-old Thomas Mann, star of Project X|
This Thomas Mann:
|Thomas Mann, 138-year-old author of Death In Venice|