Frases de Germaine de Staël

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Germaine de Staël

Fecha de nacimiento: 22. Abril 1766
Fecha de muerte: 14. Julio 1817
Otros nombres:Madame de Staël, Anna Louise Germaine De Stael-Holstein, Anne-Louise-Germaine Staël, Anna Louise Germaine De Stael-Holsteinov, Анна-Луиза Жермена де Сталь

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Anne-Louise Germaine Necker , Baronesa de Staël Holstein, más conocida como Madame de Staël [stal], fue una escritora suiza, considerada francesa por su vida e influencia en la vida cultural parisina.

Frases Germaine de Staël

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„The evil arising from mental improvement can be corrected only by a still further progress in that very improvement.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Context: The evil arising from mental improvement can be corrected only by a still further progress in that very improvement. Either morality is a fable, or the more enlightened we are, the more attached to it we become. The Influence of Literature upon Society (De la littérature considérée dans ses rapports avec les istitutions sociales, 1800) , Pt. 2, ch. 4

„Either morality is a fable, or the more enlightened we are, the more attached to it we become.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Context: The evil arising from mental improvement can be corrected only by a still further progress in that very improvement. Either morality is a fable, or the more enlightened we are, the more attached to it we become. The Influence of Literature upon Society (De la littérature considérée dans ses rapports avec les istitutions sociales, 1800) , Pt. 2, ch. 4

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„The sight of such a monument is like continual and stationary music, which one hears for one's good as one approaches it.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Bk. 4, ch. 3 The idea that "architecture is frozen music" — an aphorism of disputed origin sometimes misattributed to de Staël — is found in a number of German writers of the period.

„Madame de Staël thought it was pride in mankind to endeavour to penetrate the secret of the universe; and speaking of the higher metaphysics she said: "I prefer the Lord's Prayer to it all."“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Sketch of the Life, Character, and Writings of Baroness de Staël-Holstein (1820) by Albertine-Adrienne Necker de Saussure, p. 349; often misquoted as, "I desire no other evidence of the truth of Christianity than the Lord's Prayer."

„One must, in one's life, make a choice between boredom and suffering.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Letter to Claude Hochet (Summer 1800), quoted in J. Christopher Herold, Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Staël (New York: Grove Press, 1958), p. 223 Herold comments: "Her decision was emphatically in favor of suffering, which after all was a pleasure compared to boredom." (p. 224)

„We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël
Sophie, or The Secret Sentiments (Sophie, ou les sentiments secrets, 1790), Act 2, sc. 8

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