"The soul is, therefore, not the principle of a person's individuality, but that through which one is raised above all selfhood, whereby one becomes capable of self-sacrifice, of selfless love, and of what is highest, the contemplation and knowledge of the nature of things, and with all of that: art."
- F.W.J. Schelling, "On the Relation of the Fine Arts to Nature"
"Dionysus is a magical god...moderating all things...the one who dampens and controls ferocious fire."
F.W.J. Schelling, On the Divinities of Samothrace