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Franz Werfel

Data de nascimento: 10. Setembro 1890
Data de falecimento: 26. Agosto 1945

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Franz Viktor Werfel foi um romancista, dramaturgo e poeta austríaco. Sua carreira abrangeu a Primeira Guerra Mundial, o Período Entreguerras e a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Ficou conhecido principalmente como autor de Os Quarenta Dias de Musa Dagh , romance baseado em eventos ocorridos durante o Genocídio Armênio de 1915, e A Canção de Bernadette , romance sobre as visões da Santa Bernadette de Lourdes, que posteriormente se tornou filme homônimo.

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„For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.“

— Franz Werfel
As quoted in Philippine Studies (1953) by Ateneo de Manila, p. 269; also in Everest : The Mountaineering History (2000) by Walt Unsworth, p. 100<!-- name mispelled here as "Wefel" -->; but this has also been attributed to Ignatius of Loyola in [http://books.google.com/books?id=1WWeHgqLoBkC&pg=PT299&dq=%22For+those+who+believe,+no+words+are+necessary%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LiGzUor6FdapsASYsYGgBA&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22For%20those%20who%20believe%2C%20no%20words%20are%20necessary%22&f=false Think of an Elephant : Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life (2007) by Paul Bailey]

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„The safest wealth is the poverty of needs.“

— Franz Werfel
Zwischen oben und unten (1946), p. 315

„Between too early and too late, there is never more than a moment.“

— Franz Werfel
Jacobowsky und der Oberst : Komödie einer Tragödie in drei Akten (1945), p. 52

„Magnify the divine mystery and the holiness of mankind.“

— Franz Werfel
Preface to Das Lied Von Bernadette [The Song of Bernadette] (1941)

„Happiness is … the grace of being permitted to unfold … all the spiritual powers planted within us.“

— Franz Werfel
As quoted in Journey to New Beginnings : Finding Peace Within (2006) by Debbie Ziemann, p. 167 <!-- (also quoted with name mispelled as "Wefel" on the same page -->