Heinrich Mann

Since the human capacity for empathy is very small, it must be nurtured. That when it came to discovering our feelings for others we needed first to look into ourselves. Literature isn’t much help, it can only have a limited effect on us. Between one book and the next, I tend to forget much of what I’ve just read. – Heinrich Mann#[Thomas Mann read a book just published about Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, by Joseph Campbell and Henry Morton Robininson; conceded that next to Joyce his own work looked like drab traditionalism, and that Joyce might indeed be the leading genius of the era.