Quotes by Novalis

"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason."
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"Philosophy is really nostalgia, the desire to be at home."
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"Life must not be a novel that is given to us, but one that is made by us."
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"To romanticize the world is to make us aware of the magic, mystery and wonder of the world; it is to educate the senses to see the ordinary as extraordinary, the familiar as strange, the mundane as sacred, the finite as infinite."
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"Where are we really going? Always home."
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Books by Novalis

  • Peter Schlemihl
  • 2,575 ratings
  • April 23rd 2016 by Palala Press

    (first published 1813)

  • Hymns to the Night
  • 1,561 ratings
  • September 1st 1988 by McPherson & Company

    (first published 1800)

  • Philosophical Writings
  • 108 ratings
  • February 27th 1997 by State University of New York Press

    (first published January 1st 1997)

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  • Novalis

  • Date of birth: May 02, 1772
  • Died: March 25, 1801
  • Born: in Mansfeld, Oberwiederstedt, Germany.

  • Description: Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, an author and philosopher of early German Romanticism.

    His poetry and writings were an influence on Hermann Hesse. Novalis was also a huge influence on George MacDonald, and so indirectly on C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, and the whole modern fantasy genre.

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