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The Magic Mountain,Page 79: "[Hans] tried . . .imagining how it must be when one is finally free of all the pressure honor brings and once can endlessly enjoy the unbounded advantages of disgrace - and the young man was terrified by a sense of dissolute sweetness that set his heart pounding even faster for a while."

The Magic Mountain, page 111 (Settembrini): "Music...there is something only semi-articulate about it, something dubious, irresponsible, indifferent. ... Music, it would appear, is movement for its own sake—although I suspect it of quietism. Let me overstate my case: my distaste for music is political."

The Magic Mountain, page 157 (Narrator): "What a piece of work is man, and how easily conscience betrays him. He listens to the voice of duty - and what he hears is the license of passion. And out of a sense of duty to be fair and balanced, Hans Castorp...

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