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Wagner saw creative imagination as the “penetrative making of the eternal womanly, which [loves] the egoistic manly understanding away from itself.”

“It is not however, that frivolous undisciplined love in which man wishes to satisfy himself by indulgence; but rather the deep longing to know himself apart from his egoism, and to learn to do so in the delight of the woman which he longs to share. This longing is the creative situation of the understanding.”


“When you love someone you pay attention to hi. Attention and love are deeply related. If you suppress the need for love, then it becomes a symbolic need; then you need the attention of others. You may get it, but then too there will be no fulfilment.”


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