Christian Morgenstern

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Christian Morgenstern

Christian Morgenstern (May 6, 1871 – March 31, 1914) was a German author.


  • None of you knows what creativity means. To paint a picture, to write a poem? No! To recast one’s whole age, to impose upon it the stamp of one’s will, to fill it with beauty, to overwhelm it, to overpower it with one’s spirit.
    • cited in Zarathustra’s Children (2000), p. 178
  • Weil, so schließt er messerscharf
    Nicht sein kann, was nicht sein darf.
    • For, he reasons pointedly
      That which must not, can not be.
      • „Die unmögliche Tatsache” “The Impossible Fact” (1910)

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