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Karl von Vollensteen Quotes

11 of the best book quotes from Karl von Vollensteen
  1. #1
    “I asked Doc about German poets, and he replied that Goethe was the only one in his opinion who could be considered worthy, but he personally found him a terrible bore and that the Germans put all their poetry to music. He declared I should study the English for their poetry and the Germans for their music.”
  2. #2
    “A man must go to prison in his best clothes.”
  3. #3
    “To be smart is not a sin. But to be smart and not use it, that, Peekay, is a sin.”
  4. #4
    “Your music was beautiful, man, the most beautiful I have ever heard, and such singing we will never hear again.”
  5. #5
    “You are absoloodle the best. For this I give you eleven out of ten.”
  6. #6
    “To love music is everything. First I will teach you to love music, after this slowly we shall learn to play.”
  7. #7
    “‘Experts, what did I tell you about experts, Peekay?’
    ‘You can’t always go by expert opinion. A chicken, if you ask a chicken, should be stuffed with grasshoppers, mieles, and worms.‘”
  8. #8
    “Nature is a chain reaction. One thing follows the other, everything is dependent on something else. The smallest is as important as the largest.”
  9. #9
    “Only man wants always God should be there to condemn this one and save that one. Always it is man who wants to make heaven and hell. Good is too busy training the bees to make honey and every morning opening up all the new flowers for business.”
  10. #10
    “Always you should go to the source, to the face of the rock, to the beginning. The more you know, the more you can control your destiny.”
  11. #11
    “Your brain, Peekay, has two functions; it is a place for original thought, but also it is a reference library. Use it to tell you where to look, and then you will have for yourself all the brains that have ever been.”

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