STEPPENWOLF -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY (HIGH RES)
well, you clearly recognized ...
the utter hopelessness of the human condition.
GOETHE: I did?
HARRY: Yes ...
but you preached the exact opposite: faith, optimism ...
the illusion that our spiritual strivings mean something, that they endure.
GOETHE: I imagine you don't much care for Mozart's Magic Flute?
HARRY: How dare you, sir.
It preaches optimism and faith.