Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Quote of the Day (Heinrich Heine, on How ‘Dark Times are Rumbling Toward Us’)

“Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.”—German poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), Lutetia; or, Paris. From the Augsberg Gazette, 12, VII (1842)

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