Who is Johann Wolfgang von Goethe?

  • (noun): German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832).
    Synonyms: Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (, 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer, artist, and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - Influence
... Goethe had a great effect on the nineteenth century ... Goethe embodied many of the contending strands in art over the next century his work could be lushly emotional, and rigorously formal, brief and epigrammatic, and epic ... Goethe was also a cultural force, who argued that the organic nature of the land moulded the people and their customs—an argument that has recurred ever since ...
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... his autobiography, Dichtung und Wahrheit ("Poetry and Truth"), Goethe wrote, almost in passing ...

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    Normally, the sciences distance themselves from life and the return to it via a detour.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    One needs only to get old to become milder; I don’t see anyone make a mistake I hadn’t also made.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    I curse all negative purism that tells me not to use a word from another language that either expresses something that my own language cannot or does that in a more delicate manner.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The miller believes that all the wheat grows so that his mill keeps running.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    One would give plenty of almonds if one had eyes to see the beauty of a receiving hand.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    A man is murdered a mile away. And do you know what killed him? My name. The very name of Frankenstein burst his heart. And now the happy little villagers are clamoring for my blood.
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    Mankind? That is an abstraction. There have always been and always will be only individuals.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)