Bettina von Arnim (4 April 1785 – 20 January 1859), also known as "Bettina Brentano", was a German writer, publisher, composer, singer, visual artist, and illustrator. She is known for the illustrious company she kept, which included Goethe, Beethoven, and Pückler.
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- A work of art should express only that which elevates the soul and pleases it in a noble manner. The feeling of the artist should not overstep these limits; it is wrong to venture beyond.
- Quoted in Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man (1943), p. 175.