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the idiots cry

October 21, 2009

There is no truth! the idiots cry. Because they are too lazy to attain it.
The mystery is this: truth really does exist (eternal and unique – but, most of the time, people confuse it with those paths leading to it). However,
it cannot be bottled or sold; each day it must be rediscovered.

Ludwig Hohl
from Die Notizen oder Von der unvoreiligen Versöhnung
tr. Michael Tweed

watch documentary on Hohl
(in french)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2009 12:19 pm

    how did you manage to get hold of the book? it’s difficult even to get it here in europe. he has a wonderful conception of work/arbeit to attain truth among other things. i wrote one of my theses on him.

  2. October 21, 2009 12:31 pm

    to be honest, i haven’t received a copy of it yet though i did find one of the french translation (somewhat unfortunately i can’t read or speak German) which should be on its way over the Atlantic as i write this thanks to AbeBooks.com. in the meantime i have been perusing the snippets available on google books.

  3. October 21, 2009 2:24 pm

    yes that looks good. here are some more french ones: http://www.zvab.com/advancedSearch.do?author=Ludwig+Hohl&publisher=&title=&keyword=&anyWords=+&isbn=&publicationYearFrom=&publicationYearTo=&priceFrom=&priceTo=&itemMedium=al&displayCurrency=EUR&countryOfSeller=all&lastXDays=-1&languageOfBook=fra&sortBy=1&itemsPerPage=10&totalItemCount=200
    the guy who did the translation of the “Notizen” did also the translation for “Nuancen & Details.” These three, together with “Nachnotizen” are the best. A lot of the not so known works are also translated due to him being French speaking and living in Switzerland but this is maybe all not so easy to get. But with Notizen you get really the main best thing so that’s good. enjoy.

  4. October 21, 2009 3:38 pm

    thanks for the recommendations Antonia. i am sure i will enjoy whatever i can get my hands on.

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