For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
More Thomas Mann quotes :
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.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