Quotes by Daniel Kehlmann

"People who have experienced nothing love to tell stories while people who have experienced a great deal suddenly have no stories to tell at all."
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"It's precisely the sense that we're different that makes us so banal."
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"It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future."
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"Whenever things were frightening, it was a good idea to measure them."
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"Natürlich, es ist das Ende, und wir sterben. Aber das heißt nicht, dass wir nicht noch lange da sein, andere Menschen finden, spazierengehen, nachts träumen und alles erledigen können, was eine Marionette so tut."
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Books by Daniel Kehlmann

  • 1984
  • 3,410,711 ratings
  • June 16th 2017 by Ullstein

    (first published April 8th 1949)

  • Winesburg, Ohio
  • 30,953 ratings
  • January 9th 2012 by Manesse

    (first published May 8th 1919)

  • Tyll
  • 7,036 ratings
  • October 11th 2017 by Rowohlt
  • Die Fahrt der Beagle
  • 6,798 ratings
  • November 4th 2008 by Fischer (Frankfurt)

    (first published May 1839)

  • Roem
  • 4,642 ratings
  • (first published January 16th 2009)

Daniel Kehlmann
  • Daniel Kehlmann

  • Date of birth: January 13, 1975
  • Born: in Munich, Germany.

  • Description: Daniel Kehlmann is a German-Austrian author.His novel Measuring the World was translated into more than forty languages. Awards his work has received include the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Heimito von Doderer Literature Award, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. Kehlmann divides his time between Vienna and Berlin.

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