Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, born 10 March 1772 and died 12 January 1829, was a German poet, literary critic, philosopher, philologist and indologist.
Quotes on writing:
- Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
- Only a man who is at one with the world can be at one with himself.
- An artist is he for whom the goal and centre of life is to form his mind.
- Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
- Women are treated as unjustly in poetry as in life. The feminine ones are not idealistic, and the idealistic not feminine.