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    The human spirit is itself the most wonderful fairy tale that can possibly be. What a magnificent world lies enclosed within our bosoms! No solar orbit hems it in, the inexhaustible wealth of the total visible creation is outweighed by its riches!
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles....
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    The foot of the heavenly ladder, which we have got to mount in order to reach the higher regions, has to be fixed firmly in every-day life, so that everybody may be able to climb up it along with us. When people then find that they have got climbed up higher and higher into a marvelous, magical world, they will feel that that realm, too, belongs to their ordinary, every-day life, and is, merely, the wonderful and most glorious part thereof.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Think of the wonderful circles in which our whole being moves and from which we cannot escape no matter how we try. The circler circles in these circles....
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    There are men from whom nature or some peculiar destiny has removed the cover beneath which we hide our own madness. They are like thin-skinned insects whose visible play of muscles seem to make them deformed, though in fact, everything soon turns to its normal shape again.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky.
    —E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm)

    Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes. They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
    —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)