Franz Grillparzer

Franz Grillparzer

Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872) was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral.

Read more about Franz Grillparzer:  Biography, Early Works Up To Das Goldene Vlies, Historical Tragedies, More Masterpieces and A Setback, Later Life and Final Masterpieces, Assessment, Cultural References

Famous quotes by franz grillparzer:

    Although your knowledge is weak and small, you need not be silent: Since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    If only it were God’s will that printed and written materials have as much influence on the people as the princes and their censors fear! Considering the countless good books we have, the world would have changed for the better a long time ago.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    From a distance the rushing of the torrent delights and uplifts us, but it rocks us in a flimsy boat, we are overwhelmed by despair. The same applies to danger.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    Isn’t it awful that cold feet make for a cold imagination and that a pair of woollen socks induce good thoughts!
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)